Belgian GP - Fry: A virtue of necessity

Pat Fry: “It’s never easy to tackle qualifying having had practically no running over the three hours on Friday. It’s true that this morning, the good weather had returned, but one hour is much too short a time, especially with so many new elements to test. We made a virtue of necessity and took certain decisions based on the data we managed to gather and on what our simulation was telling us, but clearly we were not able to optimise the whole package. This track – like the one in Monza where we race next week – requires a rather unique level of aerodynamic downforce, which moves away from what is needed at the majority of circuits on the calendar. Therefore, it is relatively easy to see changes in the pecking order, especially in qualifying, and I think that was confirmed again today. Last year here there were problems with blistering, but I think that Pirelli’s choice for this year has perfectly met our expectations and shows that the Milan company has done a really good job. I think tomorrow we will witness a very uncertain and interesting race, the outcome of which is very hard to predict. We will do our best as usual and, if we do not make any mistakes, we can aspire to getting a good result.”

Fry: “The key will be understanding the tyres”


Barcelona, 3 March – The 12 days of testing at Jerez and Barcelona on offer to Scuderia Ferrari and the other ten teams have gone quickly.

Pat Fry – Technical Director: “I am not going to be happy until we’re clearly quickest”


Maranello, 1 February - As Technical Director, Pat Fry is not only ultimately responsible for the F138 but also for the workforce that has p ...

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