Nick de Vries: We will be able to judge the novelties on another track

AlphaTauri drivers Yuki Tsunoda and Nick de Vries set sixteenth and seventeenth times in the second practice session of the Monaco Grand Prix. When it was relatively quiet for De Vries on Friday, his Japanese partner hit the barrier in the second session and pierced the left front wheel. Yuki then returned to the pits and exceeded the pit lane speed limit by more than 10 mph, having received a warning for this from the stewards.

Yuki Tsunoda (16th): “I like flying in Monaco, but I still have to pick up speed for qualifying. We should focus on this topic because it is really important.

The team has made some significant upgrades to the car at this stage, but it’s hard to say how well they’re working as the Monaco circuit isn’t demanding in terms of aerodynamics.

As usual, we will try to put all the parts together in the evening to reach the second part of qualifying tomorrow. It will be difficult to get to the final, but we’ll see.”

Nick deVries (17th): “I love this track – I’ve raced here in Formula 2 and Formula E, but coming to Monaco with Formula 1 is special. I think we had a good Friday and made progress in both sessions. I added gradually, getting used to the behavior of the car on the track, but we still have to work on the balance.

The circuit in Monaco does not have high aerodynamic requirements, so we will evaluate the effectiveness of new products on another circuit. We have to work in the evening and on Saturday we have a clean qualification. There will be a lot of cars on the track in the first session so it may be difficult to set a fast lap.”

Source: F1 News

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