It has given our engineers plenty of data to analyse this evening. Not all of it is that useful, because as usual here, the track surface was rather dirty in the morning session and a few drops of rain affected grip levels still further in the afternoon. Surprisingly, the heavy thunderstorms predicted for much of the weekend have yet to put in an appearance in Interlagos. But there’s still two days to go!

In terms of performance it’s too early to say what we can expect, even if it’s obvious that the contours of some parts of this track do not suit our package that well. In the morning, Max was eighth and Carlos eleventh, while in FP2, in the same order they were 14th and 15th.

Mexico winner Nico Rosberg ended the day fastest, ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, followed by the Ferrari duo of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.