30.07.18

German Grand Prix - Practice

A positive day of free practice sessions saw Charles Leclerc and Antonio Giovinazzi at the wheels of the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team’s C37s during FP1, while Marcus Ericsson took back his cockpit from Antonio Giovinazzi for the second session of the day. The team completed aerodynamic tests and drove on all three tyre compounds. The collected data will be used in preparation for tomorrow’s qualifying session.

Weather: FP1: sunny and dry, 27-30°C air, 36-46°C track; FP2: sunny and dry, 31-32°C air, 47-49°C track

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
C37 (Chassis 03/Ferrari)
2nd practice: 14th / 1:14.783 min (38 laps)
“Today went positively. Missing out on FP1 puts you a bit on the back foot, but we had a clean FP2 and I completed the full programme we had planned, so I feel that I am back in the groove. The car feels good, and we have a foundation to build on. Our performance was good today, and we are in the mix in the midfield again, just like in the previous weekends. It will be tight tomorrow and on Sunday, and we have to make sure to maximise our performance on both days. I look forward to the rest of the weekend.”