Malaysian Grand Prix – Back On Track with Kimi and Romain for Free Practice 2

 Fonte: Lotus F1 Team

With the team focused on fine-tuning race setup, the second session at the Sepang International circuit this afternoon saw good reliability from both E20s as the threat of rain failed to materialise.
A clean opening run for both drivers saw the pair head straight back out on track as soon as the green flags were waved at 14:00 local time here in Malaysia. Kimi opted for the medium compound tyres, while Romain stuck with the hard compound used throughout Free Practice 1 as both drivers completed a short first stint of 5 laps.
After a brief break, Kimi departed the garage in typically flamboyant fashion, shorty followed by his team-mate. The pair both set fastest times through the first sector of the lap at different stages during their second runs, but with a focus on race setup the order of the afternoon emphasis was very much on consistency rather than single lap pace.
At the halfway stage, Romain sat 7th in the standings with Kimi in 12th after 8 and 14 laps completed respectively. An extended break while both sets of mechanics adjusted various setup elements on the E20s meant that the drivers hit the track again with 30 minutes left to go – this time with Kimi on the hard compound tyres and Romain on the medium.
While a glance at the timing boards would suggest a fairly unspectacular session for the team, running this afternoon proved to be highly productive as both drivers returned from their final runs satisfied with the setup changes made throughout the course of the day.
Romain finished the session in 9th place with a best lap of 1:39.311 from 22 laps, while Kimi occupied P15 with a fastest time of 1:39.696 from 29 laps.

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