Daniel Ricciardo was set a surprise third fastest in his Red Bull, the Australian speedy jump up the order late in the session following spending the opening 45 minutes as the team struggled to cool their brakes.
“We had a good Friday, we got all the running we could from the sessions and our pace looks good. We had a few aero updates and drivability is always getting better, we definitely have had an improvement and that’s all we can ask for.” Ricciardo said.
“We obviously have a few more steps to take but we’re making them in the right direction, so that’s positive.” He added
Daniil Kvyat ended the day sixth fastest but it was a far from flat session for the Russian. Like his teammate Ricciardo, he sat out much of the afternoon and only managed 10 laps before forced out following brake failure.
“We are investigating what happened with the brakes, it felt like I couldn’t stop the car, so we need to learn more about that. Everything had been fine up until the end of FP2.” Kvyat said
It’s a shame I couldn’t make a longer run but we still got many useful laps in. We brought some upgrades here and they look quite positive.”