The Spaniard of Renault Sport completed 32 laps
Sao Paulo, November 10th 2017.- Carlos Sainz begun his appearance at the Brazilian Grand Prix with the fifteenth fastest time overall in the opening Free Practice session. The Spaniard of Renault Sport completed 32 laps in total, setting a fastest lap of 1:11.467 to finish 14 hundredths of a second ahead of his teammate.
No rain. Although weather forecasts predicted storms for today, Friday began under clar blue skies at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace. Drivers found themselves on the perfect conditions to prepare their cars for Sunday’s event, and so they made the most out of the 90-minute session.
Carlos was one of the early birds of the day, hitting the track as soon as the green light went on. Before starting his run plan, he completed two installation laps on medium tyres to make sure that everything was working well within his Renault RS17.
The Spaniard focused his attention on the supersoft tyre, which is expected to become the main option both for Satuday’s Qualifying and Sunday’s race.
His first stint went on for ten laps as he steadily picked-up his pace. He started with a 1:12.822 lap, only to improve it three times and return to the pits with a 1:12.117.
In the second half of the session, Carlos run on a brand-new set of supersoft tyres. His run was 9-laps long. In the first one, he improved to 1:11:856. Minutes later, he stopped the clock at 1:11.782 to establish his fastest lap of the day. In the closing stages of the morning, he completed a third stint of 11-laps on the same set of tyres.
The Brazil GP will continue this afternoon with the second Free Practice session, which will kick-off at 14:00 local time, 17:00 Spanish time. As always, we will keep you updated on Carlos via his official website www.carlosainz.es and our Twitter account @carlosainzinfo.