7 Jul 2017


Fabian Coulthard - No. 12 Shell V-Power Racing Ford

Practice 1 – 9th(Fastest Lap: 1m13.2652s)
Practice 2 – 18th (Fastest Lap: 1m12.9724s)

RECAP: Championship leader Coulthard spent the day working through a race program with his engineering team. They made several changes to the No.12 Shell V-Power Ford across the 80-minutes of practice today, with Coulthard not 100% happy with the balance of the car at day’s end.

QUOTE: “We didn’t quite hit the mark in the No.12 Shell V-Power Ford today, and it doesn’t take much in this category to drop down the order. It’s good to see Scott up the top of the sheets, so we’ll take a look at what we’ve been doing overnight, and get it tuned up before qualifying tomorrow.”

Scott McLaughlin - No. 17 Shell V-Power Racing Ford

Practice 1 – 13th(Fastest Lap: 1m13.3774s)
Practice 2 – 2nd (Fastest Lap: 1m12.4275s)

RECAP: McLaughlin worked on race pace and initial chassis set-up through practice 1, before switching to a qualifying focus in the second session of the day. He made a small error on his fastest lap late in session two, and ended the day second on the timesheets, only one and a half tenths off the fastest time of the day.

QUOTE: “The car was good all day, we just stuck to our program so I’m pretty happy with things. The car got better with each tyre set we put on it, tomorrow I think it will be good. I’ve just got to put a lap together, and the goal will be to put it on the first couple of rows of the grid.”