Russian Grand Prix

Sochi Circuit
29 April

Free Practice
  RAIKKONEN Chassis 317 VETTEL Chassis 314
First Session P4 1:39.332 18 laps P3 1:39.175 19 laps
Weather: air 17 °C, asphalt 24/25 °C. Overcast
Second Session P4 1:38.793 35 laps P2 1:38.235 10 laps
Weather: air 19/20 °C, asphalt 35/36 °C. Overcast
Kimi Raikkonen
It was not an ideal day, one of those days you struggle to make the tires work and get the car where you want. I wasn’t doing any proper lap, but today it’s only practice, I’m sure we can improve for tomorrow. Overall I think we just have to work on the set up to make it as we want and then it should be ok. We have a new engine and new parts on the car, so far it has been working well. We wouldn’t use any new thing if we did not expect it to be good.
Sebastian Vettel
Looks like we had an electric problem, but I am sure we can fix it. Still, it is a shame, because now we are lacking some laps, especially in the long runs on race trims, which would have allowed us to see how competitive we are. But Kimi did the homework for the team, so it is not too bad. Also, here in Russia we know roughly what to expect. I think we can still learn a lot from what other people did. In Qualifying trim we still have some stuff to improve. I think the car was getting better though. The track was quite dirty in the morning and then during the day it came more towards us. I felt happier as the day continued, it’s true that for the race we are lacking a bit of information, but we will see tomorrow morning, when we have another practice session.