Weather: Hot and dry Air & Track Temperatures: 29-31°C / 43-55°C F. Massa, FW40-04, Mercedes-AMG F1 M08 EQ Power+, 1:10.373 (8) L. Stroll, FW40-03, Mercedes-AMG F1 M08 EQ Power+, 1:11.064 (14) Quickest time: L. Hamilton 1:09.515
Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: It's been a good day here in Brazil with some fantastic weather, which is great considering rain was predicted. We got a lot of work done on both sides of the garage, with all of our homework, particularly on tyres, achieved. Our pace looks reasonably competitive, but it's close here as usual in the midfield. It's a very short lap around here so a tenth is quite a big percentage of the whole lap time, so we'll have to work very carefully overnight to fine tune the car and make sure we can get those valuable grid spots tomorrow afternoon. Felipe looked particularly strong around here today, so hopefully that's a good sign of a great weekend for him for his final home race.
Felipe Massa: It was a good Friday. We managed to do some good lap times, and I think our long run pace is similar to many of the cars we are fighting. It will be a difficult fight in front of us, but we will try everything we can.
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