The Spaniard tested new aerodynamic developments on a very green track.
- The first Free Practice session was all about testing the new aerodynamic upgrades.
- The team brought a low-medium downforce package that included a new front wing, a new rear wing and new barge-boards.
- Carlos worked on the soft compound (8 laps) and the supersoft (4) one. He had a flat spot on the latter, which shortened his track-program.
- His fastest lap was a 1:48.741, which is not representative of the potential of the team.