“It is hard to find the limit as the car is moving around a lot,” he said. “You need to know the circuit really well before you can push hard. At least we had a clean day with no technical issues, which is important for the rest of the weekend.
“Now, having learned my way round, I can anticipate a better day tomorrow, although we don’t seem very competitive at the moment.”
“We have seen quite a bit of degradation, which will be a factor in the race,” Alguersuari said. “For qualifying, I think we have the possible to do well in Q2.
“In terms of brakes, which are important here, it was quite good and I know we can learn a bit more now by studying the data regarding the braking points and the retardation rates on the pedal. As long as it doesn’t rain tomorrow, I expect to improve a lot before Sunday.”