An update from free practice at the Mexico Grand Prix as the Bulls get up and running at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.
The Mexico Grand Prix has swiftly become one of the season’s standout races. With high speeds in the opening sector of the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez giving way to rapid changes of direction through the Esses in Sector 2, and the final sector seeing drivers winding through the immense Foro Sol stadium section where the high-sided grandstands are packed to the rafters with F1-crazy Mexican intent on partying like its 1999. It's a race which entertains both on and off track.
And for Friday's free practice the sun was beating down on the circuit, providing the perfect start to the action in Mexico City.
Both Bulls took to the track on Pirelli hypersoft tyres for Free Practice One and showed promising pace during the first track action of the week. Max finished the session in P1 with a 1:16.656, putting in 19 laps. Daniel wasn't far behind in P2, laying down a 1:17.139 after his 19 laps.
Conditions for Free Practice Two stayed relativley similar to earlier in the day as the cars left the garage. And it was another strong session for the Team, with Max ending the day in P1 after posting a 1:16.720 from his 21 laps. However, with eight minutes to go Max pulled to the side of the track with a suspected hydraulic issue. Daniel finished P2 with his time of 1:16.873, following 32 laps.
With damp track conditions, the Bulls opted to leave the garage late on in the session for Free Practice Three. Max continued his fine form from Friday and finished P1 with a 1:16.284, after his nine laps. Daniel also showed good pace ending the session in P4, with his 1:17.028 from his seven laps.