Felipe Nasr: “We need to focus on tomorrow”

Felipe Nasr - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Felipe Nasr saw his afternoon’s running ended early when he stopped on track at turn two when his Sauber F1 Team car developed a hydraulics issue.

The Brazilian had tested a new rear wing on his C35-Ferrari during the first session, the first real development the car has seen this season after financial troubles for the Swiss team, but after the announcement earlier this week that Longbow Finance have bought out the team, there is hope on the horizon.

Nasr felt the long runs were consistent at the Hungaroring on Friday, and was able to get some good short runs in on both the two softest Pirelli compounds, but knows there is still work to be done to improve overnight.

“Overall it was not an ideal Friday,” said Nasr. “In FP1 we spent quite a lot of time evaluating the new rear wing. In FP2 I was able to do short runs on soft as well as Supersoft tyres.

“The lap times of the high-fuel runs were quite consistent, but then suddenly I had to stop the car out on the track due to hydraulic issues. We need to focus on tomorrow and try to improve as well as we can.”