Nico Hulkenberg had a dry track but some mechanical issues on day two in Jerez today.
With his FW32 holed up in the garage for the majority of the morning session, Nico was only able to bank 67 laps of Jerez’s 4.428km track, although he did post the fourth fastest time of the day with a 1:20.629.
Sam Michael, Technical Director: We had some mechanical problems with the hydraulic system and the driveline today. We had a leak first thing this morning, which we identified relatively quickly, but it took us a long time to correct because the clutch was covered with hydraulic fluid. That effectively ruled us out of most of the morning session. We encountered a smaller issue this afternoon with a driveshaft component. It was quicker to rectify, but obviously wasn’t ideal in terms of track time. We still made our way through three or four set-up changes and we’ll just have to target higher mileage tomorrow with Rubens.
Nico Hulkenberg: Today was quite a difficult day as we had some technical problems, but I’m still feeling positive about the car. Of course, I would like to have had more running time, but that’s sometimes the way it goes. Overall, it’s been a good two days and the car feels good.
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