During the first set of tyres, Ralph Boschung was 15th fastest, and Roberto Merhi was 16th. They were at that moment 0,8 sec away from pole position.
Like everybody, both drivers went into the pitlane to change to a new set of super soft tyres and to do some small setup changes to fine tune the balance of the car.
Ralph and Merhi both improved during their first push lap on their new set of supersoft, but they didn’t improve in the last sector. After a retry, they both again improved some sector times, but it seemed to be hard to get all the sector together. Too bad for Roberto after showing some good potential with his 3rd fastest lap time during practice.
P12 Roberto Merhi
P16 Ralph Boschung