Dominik concentrated on race pace and completed 40 minutes in a very consistent fashion.
A new launch control system was also being used this time out and it worked a treat, saving a few seconds at every pit stop.
Allan was on qualifying duties and no sooner had he moved on track was hit from behind forcing a short pitstop. All was ok. The R4B tyre spec was used and that produced a suitable qualifying result.
Race start: Things were not so great on the formation lap with little traction in the cold conditions – other teams had used tyre warmers right until the split second Q started, which obviously helped.