WET AND WILD IN WINTON19 May 2017
PERTH SUPERSPRINT – FRIDAY MAY 19 - PRACTICE
Fabian Coulthard - No. 12 Shell V-Power Racing Ford
Practice 1 – 6th (Fastest Lap: 1m44.0037s)
Practice 2 – 4th (Fastest Lap: 1m30.1627s)
RECAP: Coulthard worked with his engineering team, working on set-up on the changeable conditions through practice today. Despite the issue, he was up the front on pace, finishing Practice 1 6th and Practice 2 4th, changing to slicks late in the session for a final flyer.
QUOTE: “We worked on our set-up all day, and I’m pleased that we’ve ended up in the top five, that’s encouraging for tomorrow. Those conditions were crazy today. It’s supposed to be much drier tomorrow, so we’ll be running around 10 seconds a lap faster. We’ll work hard overnight, and come out firing.”
Scott McLaughlin - No. 17 Shell V-Power Racing Ford
Practice 1 – 1st (Fastest Lap: 1m43.3667s)
Practice 2 – 2nd (Fastest Lap: 1m29.2059s)
RECAP: McLaughlin was fast all day in all conditions. Practice 1 occurred in torrential rain, wet from start to finish and he was at the top for virtually the whole session. Practice 2 started wet, and dried as the session wore on. Slicks were bolted on for the final few minutes of the session, where he finished 2nd.
QUOTE: “The car was really nice in the wet today, and those were really full-on conditions. It also felt nice in the second session as the track dried, and was fast when we bolted slicks on. I didn’t get all of it on my final flyer, so all up I’m very happy with the car, and know that the pace is there for tomorrow.”