Bruno Senna became the latest driver to praise the Circuit of the Americas layout after finishing Friday Practice inside the top ten. The Brazilian was eighth quickest and enjoyed the challenge of Formula One’s newest track, even if it lacked grip early on.
“The track is really challenging so it was great to gets lots of running in today. It’s very fast and flowing, and also a bit slippery at the moment but the grip is coming. It was a tough session as there is a lot to get used to with the car and the tyres. We need to keep pushing to try to understand the car better and improve to make sure we are in the points this weekend.”
Williams teammate Pastor Maldonado was also impressed with the layout but his FW34 didn’t give him as many reasons to be positive. The Venezuelan struggled for grip and could only manage twelfth, giving him plenty to ponder before qualifying tomorrow.
“The circuit is really nice and it was fun to drive. It was very slippery, particularly this morning on the hard tyres, but it’s the same for everybody. We struggled a bit today with the car which we need to look at tonight in order to be ready for tomorrow.”