An update from free practice at the Russian Grand Prix as Max and Alex get up and running at the Sochi Autodrom.
As the Russian GP got up an running in Sochi, it hasn’t been our happiest hunting ground on the F1 calendar. In fact, it’s our bogey track, with absolutely nothing in the trophy column after five years of trying very hard. Our best starting position is fifth, which matches our best finish of fifth. Last year’s race for us was, at least, spectacular, with Max making his way up from 19th on the grid to fifth. That gives us real cause for optimism this time around.
The track action at Russia’s Black Sea coast got underway on Friday morning with Free Practice One. Max completed 25 laps with a best time of 1:34.544 which saw him finish P2. Alex came back in P6 posting a 1:35.484 from his 22 laps.
The afternoon's session, Free Practice Two, saw Max top the timesheet with a 1:33.162, from his 29 laps. However, Alex had reduced running due to the Team changing his floor following floor damage. The Thai driver finished the session in P10 posting a best time of 1:35.216 after 18 laps.