- Carlos wraps-up Friday at Spa-Francorchamps with another 28 laps and the eleventh fastest time overall (1:45.999).
- Just as in the opening session, the McLaren driver split its run plan between the soft compound (18 laps) and the medium one (10).
"It is always nice to get back on track after the summer break. I think it has been a Friday with two halves. Free Practice 1 was quite encouraging lap-time wise, also with the behaviour and the feeling of the car. Free Practice 2 was more challenging. This afternoon we faced the first issues of the weekend with car balance and grip. We have to find more time for Saturday and see if we can keep our run of Q3s".