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It was interesting running with the intermediates this morning and, although the warm-up is tricky, we definitely improved our understanding of the tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

by Nico February 20th, 2011

Every lap is beneficial in pre-season testing and the work that we achieved today was good, however the long stoppage was unfortunate. It’s a steep learning curve and there is a lot of hard work ahead, but with the developments that we have to come, I am confident that we will continue to progress.

by Nico February 14th, 2011

We had a reasonable day and I was able to complete quite a few laps, which is positive. It’s important for both me and the team to get good mileage and we’re really learning about the car all the time. We had a few little issues, which you always expect from a new car, so we just have to keep putting the miles on it. The KERS was working well and having more time to get used to the system is a real help; it’s not just a question of using the buttons but also understanding the effect of the KERS under braking. We are starting to understand the tyres better and that will be one of the key factors to success over the race weekends. Read the rest of this entry »

by Nico February 10th, 2011

p>It was an interesting day and important that we completed a lot of laps. We ran with part of the KERS system for the first time, so much of the focus was on learning how to handle the system. It is challenging but just a matter of getting used to the buttons and how the car feels under braking out on track. Today?s running confirmed my initial good feelings about the car. We had a few issues which is normal with a new car but fixed them quickly.

by Nico February 2nd, 2011

I’m very pleased with fourth place and it’s the best that we could have hoped for from my grid position. Special thanks to Ross and James Vowles for a great strategy today. Read the rest of this entry »

by Nico November 14th, 2010

The speed was there today, however unfortunately only on the hard tyre, so it’s disappointing to be starting from ninth place on the grid. For our race strategy, I had to run the options in Q3 and I just struggled with them all the way through qualifying.

by Nico November 13th, 2010

We made some good progress today and are definitely going the right way with the set-up. It took some time and a few steps in different directions to find the improvements, and whilst there are some issues that we need to solve, overall it is looking ok. My F-duct wasn’t working properly today which wasn’t ideal but we will fix that overnight ready for the weekend.

by Nico November 12th, 2010

I really enjoyed our first visit to the Yas Marina Circuit at the end of last season. The track is interesting to drive with a unique layout with the unusual pit lane exit and the day/night programme makes a change from the usual format of a race weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

by Nico November 10th, 2010

I had a strong start today and when Michael pitted ahead of me, I had clear air and was able to make up positions thanks to our good strategy. From then, it got a little chaotic but the team made a great call to get me on new rubber when the safety car came out. Read the rest of this entry »

by Nico November 7th, 2010

We were on for a good result in qualifying today but on the drying track, the intermediate tyres were only good for one fast lap and I was blocked by Buemi on my lap in Q2. Read the rest of this entry »

by Nico November 7th, 2010