An update from Free Practice at the French Grand Prix as the Bulls take to Circuit Paul Ricard.
The French Grand Prix has run on both a long and short version of the Paul Ricard Circuit. The returning race uses neither of the old configurations but instead uses a tweaked version of the full track with a chicane in the middle of the Mistral. Ricard is probably the world’s most configurable racing circuit. It is primarily a testing venue, and thus the circuit can be set-up to offer configurations to suit pretty much any sort of testing requirement.
This weekend the circuit length stands at 5.842km and the first session of the weekend saw Max and Pierre take to the track, with sun-filled skies greeting them in the South of France for Friday morning's Free Practice One.
Max finished the session in P4 with a best time of 1:33.618 after 20 laps. Pierre was P6 putting in his quickest time of 1:34.091 from 20 laps.
The afternoon's Free Practice Two saw the Bulls put in longer runs on track, both putting in 29 laps. Max ended the session in P6, after his 1:32.049 and Pierre finished P8 with a time of 1:32.448.
Saturday's final practice session saw Max finish P5 with a 1:31.538 from his 11 laps. Pierre was P6 posting a 1:31.599 after 14 laps.