- Carlos completed 37 laps around the Yas Marina Circuit in the second Free Practice session, 58 in total today. His fastest lap was a 1:38.511.
- He worked both on the supersoft and the hypersoft tyres, after testing the ultrasoft compound in the morning session.
- On the supersofts, he completed a 7-lap run and a 18-lap stint. On the hypersoft, he set his fastest time on a Qualifying simulation and put together a 9-lap run.
"Today we saw that in this circuit the midfield is really tight. Maybe we could be a bit closer to the Top 10 than in Brazil. This circuit suits us a bit better, and tomorrow we will fight to make it to the Q3".
"I am wearing a special helmet this weekend because it is my last race for Renault and also Fernando's last race. Carrying his number in my helmet is my way to thank him for all his support and everything he has done for Formula 1 and this sport in our country. I wish him the best in this race and in his future projects".