Lance Stroll believes it will be very tight in the midfield this weekend at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace after finishing fourteenth and eighteenth fastest in the two practice sessions ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix.
The Canadian improved by a tenth of a second in Free Practice 2 in Brazil despite dropping down the standings.
Stroll felt his Williams Martini Racing team have made steps forward and is looking forward to seeing where the car lines up compared to other on Saturday.
“It was the usual Friday, just learning as we are running. It is great to be back in Brazil on this track.
“I think we made some good steps with the car today and it felt ok. We will see what tomorrow brings and where we are compared to the rest of the field.”
It’s been a tough season for Williams but Stroll is optimistic he could reach Q2 and knows with it being a short lap, you’ve got to get the “most out of it”.
“Perhaps we can get into Q2, and I hope that will be the case, but we will see after FP3 when we will have a much better idea.
“In qualifying it is a short lap here, so it is about piecing it together and getting the most out of it.
“It is going to be very tight in that midfield, so it is about every hundredth and every thousandth, which means it should be exciting.”