- Carlos completed his run plan, which comprised many tests across the 27 laps he put together in the second Free Practice session, which went underway with track temperatures reaching up to 56 degrees Celsius.
- The Spaniard set the seventh fastest time overall, 1:32.432, in his first Qualifying run on the soft tyre.
- Carlos worked exclusively on the red compound. He used two sets of it. On top of his flying lap, he also performed a 10-lap stint in race conditions.
"Today it was an interesting day of work with many tests. Our main question mark is the tyre performance, which we have seen that it is different than in other circuits. I finished seventh, but I was testing lots of experimental elements for the team and they don’t always work perfect. That makes us thing that we have potential for tomorrow. We used two very different set-ups in each car, so now it is time to go through the differences and return to the set-up we know for tomorrow".