Despite a brilliant performance during the Friday free practice session, Aston Martin duo Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll are not getting their hopes up.

Both Vettel and Stroll managed to finish within the top five during the second practice session at the Austrian Grand Prix.

This comes after their car came alive due to cooler weather conditions at the Red Bull Ring.

What did Vettel say?

“It’s Friday,” Vettel said to the press with a smile. “Obviously if we are fifth on Saturday that would be amazing, but it’s still early days.

“Maybe we were a little more aggressive than other people. But it’s definitely good, we’ll take it.

“We tried a couple of things as well, so let’s see tomorrow. Different conditions this weekend.

“Hopefully, we’ve done our homework in the time in between [races] and we’re a bit stronger this weekend.”

Stroll finishes fourth in FP2

Stroll had to endure two high-speed spins but still managed to finish fourth.

He managed to make Q3 at the Styrian GP and will be attempting to break that record on Saturday.

“It felt pretty good out there,” said Stroll.

“Not sure what the others are up to though. It was an eventful morning, but a smoother afternoon.

“Overall we got some good laps in today and learnt a lot, so I look forward to tomorrow,” he stated.

C5 tyre a good thing

Stroll also thinks that Pirelli‘s decision to introduce the C5 tyre for the Austrian GP is a good thing.

The tyre has been previously used in Monaco and Azerbaijan.

“It’s definitely different from last week,” added Stroll. “I think it’s great Pirelli brought a different tyre, it mixes things up, behaves a little differently.

“It feels good on the softer compounds and might mix up strategy a bit for the race too, which would be cool.

“As you can see it’s a tight pack. We don’t know on Friday what everyone is doing, so we’ll just have to wait and see,” he concluded.

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