Monaco Grand Prix

Monte-Carlo Circuit
26 May

Free Practice
  RAIKKONEN Chassis 317 VETTEL Chassis 314
First Session P9 1:16.912 24 laps P3 1:15.956 26 laps
Weather: air 18/21 °C, asphalt 26/35 °C. Sunny
Second Session P7 1:16.040 37 laps P9 1:16.269 39 laps
Weather: air 22/23 °C, asphalt 40/44 °C. Sunny
Kimi Raikkonen
It was not an ideal day, but it is still the first day of practice. In the morning I was not very happy with the car but in the afternoon we were able to improve the behavior. There’s a lot of work to do but of course this is not the easiest place when things are not running exactly as you want. It’s the first time we use the Ultrasoft compound in the race weekend, the feeling is that it’s the best fitting tire of all of those we have here, but we still need to find a way to make them work slightly better.
Sebastian Vettel
It was not a “clean” day in the office today. Our session was a bit scrappy: I touched the wall, damaged the rear wing, but luckily we were able to fix it and carry on. I just didn’t get everything out of the car, couldn’t find the rhythm and didn’t do good laps on the Ultrasoft tires. If you look at the standings, we don’t belong where we scored today. But overall the car is good and has the pace. So I am not worried for Saturday. Today our focus was not towards ranking high up, we tried a couple of things and it is fair to say that some of them didn’t work. Being the first practice day, it is also difficult to see what other people did.