Fine and sunny conditions here at Spa for Friday practice. Just two 30 minute sessions for this event, so important to utilise the available time to their maximum.
Free Practice 1 went reasonably well with the main focus a long run to refamiliarise and check the balance of the car. All went well and we identified a few gains we would be able to make for FP2.
In the second session we planned to make two runs, with a tyre change in the middle. Immediately the car felt great and we dropped our times from the first session. After a pit stop to put on a better set of tyres the car felt even better and we gained some time again.
A red flag brought about an early end to the session, and I was caught out by this having utilised a lap to find myself a better position in traffic. A good strategic lesson there, but one which has benefited me in terms of my preparation for tomorrow.
Of the 21 drivers we finished P13 for the day with a good deal of confidence there is plenty more to come once Qualifying starts in the morning followed by Race 1!