The Dutch driver joined the backmarker outfit at the beginning of the year in a reserve role, and also took part in FP1 for the Bahrain Grand Prix back in April. However, he will now get another chance to try out the CT-05 car at the team’s second home race of the year.
“I’m back in the 2014 car for the first time since Bahrain and excited about getting back in the cockpit and helping us make some progress again, and seeing how the car has developed since early April,” Frijns explained. “I was in our 2010 car a couple of weeks ago at the City Racing event in Kazan, Russia, and that was cool, but the real work is in the current season car in an official session and that’s what Friday morning is all about.”
Earlier today, Kobayashi explained how he is hoping to keep the momentum that the team gained in Austria going, and Frijns concurred with his colleague.
“The last few races have obviously been pretty tough for the team, but we clearly made some progress in Austria and we think we can do the same again at Silverstone, a track where we should see more from the setups we ran on Saturday and Sunday at the Red Bull Ring,” he said.
“Hopefully the weather will be good, not something that you can ever guarantee in England, but with us being able to use two sets of tyres in FP1 sunshine will help us get the most out of the session, for me and the whole team.”
Frijns is the third driver to get an FP1 run-out at Silverstone, with Dani Juncadella (Force India) and Susie Wolff (Williams) also set to take part in the ninety minute session.
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