Toro Rosso have had a difficult Friday at Hockenheim, with the country once again back on the calendar following a year long hiatus.
Frenchman Pierre Gasly, alongside team-mate Brendon Hartley have had a continually difficult season.
Gasly ran 32 laps in Friday morning practice, with his best lap in the session being a 1:16.0, placing him P18 on the grid, and finished the second session in P15, his fastest lap being a 1:14.7.
He said: “Overall, it was a difficult day for us in terms of pace. There isn’t much to say other than we need to work really hard to find more grip, which is what we are struggling with at the moment.
The only thing we can do is to try and work as efficiently as possible to improve the car’s performance for tomorrow.”
Jonathan Eddolls, the team’s Chief Racing Engineer said: “It’s great to be back at the German GP and Hockenheim after a one-year break.
It’s typically very hot here and tough on tyres, and this year it has been no exception.”
He added: “We arrived at this track with a few new parts on the car; we have some performance updates we evaluated on Pierre’s car to further help the performance from both the chassis and the PU side.
These were evaluated throughout both sessions, and their performance is as we expected.”
Honda F1 Technical Director, Toyoharu Tanabe said: “Track conditions this morning were affected by very high temperatures.
On the PU side, we had a trouble free day, gathering data from both long and short runs, which we need to prepare for qualifying and the race.
In terms of our settings, we will now take into account the possibility of rain tomorrow, although it is expected to be dry again on race day.”