Honda F1 Australian GP practice review

Honda F1 Australian GP practice review

15.03.2019: F1 2019 Round 01 Australia GP - Practice The new Formula 1 season officially got underway on Friday with the first two practice sessions for the Australian Gran

F1 2019 Round 01 Australia GP - Practice
 
 
The new Formula 1 season officially got underway on Friday with the first two practice sessions for the Australian Grand Prix.


The new Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda partnership got off to an encouraging start, with the opening session seeing Max within 0.1s of the fastest time, and Pierre pipping his new teammate to third place in FP2. The team ended the session investigating an anomaly on Pierre’s car which turned out to be nothing serious. Toro Rosso also started Friday strongly, with Daniil seventh fastest in FP1.



Unfortunately for Alexander, a crash late in the session limited his running, but he was less than 0.4s adrift of his teammate at the start of his first race weekend. FP2 saw Daniil finish in 11th place but only half a second off the top three, while Alexander suffered a spin but completed the highest mileage as he ended up 17th. With just 1.3s covering third to 18th, small gains could make a big difference on Saturday and Sunday, so we will now analyse the data from both teams to ensure the best approach to qualifying and the race.
 


 
 
Toyoharu Tanabe
Technical Director, Honda F1   



“Finally we took to the track for the first race weekend of the season. Winter testing went quite smoothly for us and that continued in today's two free practice sessions. At the end of FP2, we spotted something on Pierre's PU which we investigated. It was a minor issue and has no effect on the rest of the weekend.”
 
 


Alexander Albon
Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda    FP1 : 13th
FP2 : 17th
 



“I'm still getting used to the timetable of an F1 weekend as well as to the car and the track. This circuit isn't easy, but I think our pace looks good so far and I'm slowly building up confidence. I took it a bit easier after the spin in FP1 and once I got back up to speed we went on with the program, trying a few more things on the car. Timesheet apart, we're looking pretty strong in a very tight midfield and now it's up to us to do our homework tonight to improve tomorrow.”
 
 


Daniil Kvyat
Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda    FP1 : 7th
FP2 : 11th
 



“Both free practice sessions today went well, we managed to run through our programs and complete quite a few laps, which is important around this circuit. The car felt good, I think we maximized our time on track and we just need to look into what we want to change overnight. I think there are still steps we can make to improve the car for tomorrow, so we'll try to work on that tonight.”
 
 
 


Pierre Gasly
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing    FP1 : 8th
FP2 : 4th


 
“It was great to be back on track for the first Free Practice of the season, and my first Friday at the track with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing was a special moment for me. It was a positive day, we tested a lot of things and my feeling in the car is getting better lap after lap. There's still work to be done but we're pretty happy with the package. We didn't have any expectations today, as after testing it's difficult to have a real idea of the pace of others. We managed to find some good direction for FP2 and I felt better in the car than I did in FP1. Let's see what we can do tomorrow. On the engine side, we had a small loss of power on the last lap and after some checks, it turned out to be a minor sensor issue.”
 
 



Max Verstappen
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing    FP1 : 4th
FP2 : 3rd

 

“I'm quite happy about today and the feeling so far is pretty good. Of course, there are always areas to improve and we are not fast enough yet but it's only the first day of the season and there is a long way to go. It looks like Mercedes are very quick and they seem to be a little happier with the overall balance. In general, the car felt alright with medium and soft tires but we still need to fully understand the compounds. My running was also a little different to the others in terms of preparation and there is definitely some lap time in that. We will look at the data tonight and see what we can improve but from the engine side there were no problems and it all ran very smoothly. We had no expectations going into today and it's just good to get started.”
 
 

          

          

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