We got quite a lot of work done today during the free practice sessions, including the mandatory hard rear tyre run. The conditions of the track were not as bad as last year and this allowed us to start working properly on the bike‘s set-up. The track seems to suit Maverick: he posted fast and consistent lap times and, though there is still some margin for improvement, he is very comfortable with his M1. Valentino worked hard in FP1 and FP2, improving the turning of the bike. They found a solution that bettered the handling, but as a result he suffered from a lack of rear grip. The countermeasure for this issue has been decided on and we will try it in tomorrow‘s FP3. The problem that remains is the weather. We hope it stays dry, at least for tomorrow morning, so we can fine-tune the settings ahead of the qualifying shoot-out.