However, he did report being satisfied with the progress made in the day’s two practice sessions.
“We did all the laps we could, trying many different things. I think we improved during the day but it’s hard to know where you are with the wide range of fuel loads being used. I feel the performance is there and if we have another nice day tomorrow we should be able to get the most out of the car," he said.
Friday’s two practice session were remarkably incident-free; with the sole yellow flag being unfurled for Bruno Senna’s late-session stoppage in the second session.
Alguersuari, however, probably provided the most spectacular moment of the day with a spin in the circuit’s new infield section. He ran wide over an exit kerb, overcorrected his Toro Rosso, and shot across the circuit, somehow managing to avoid collecting the Armco barriers.
Was Alguersuari perhaps bored half senseless by the infield loop?
[Original image via GP Update]