Spanish Grand Prix

Montmelò Circuit
13 May

Free Practice
  RAIKKONEN Chassis 317 VETTEL Chassis 314
First Session P2 1:24.089 18 laps P1 1:23.951 22 laps
Weather: air 19/22 °C, asphalt 26/33 °C. Sunny
Second Session P2 1:24.176 31 laps P4 1:25.017 35 laps
Weather: air 22/24 °C, asphalt 39 °C. Sunny
Kimi Raikkonen
It was a normal Friday, we were focused on our program. At one point I came back into the garage to check something in the car: we wanted to be sure that everything was ok. It was only a small issue and by the end of the session we managed to do all that we wanted to. It’s hard to say now where we are compared to our rivals, it was not a bad day, but for sure we can still improve. This is a very hard circuit for the tires and there is a twisty last part, but it is the same for everybody. Compared to Russia it’s easier to make the tires work, but obviously there’s still work to be done to be 100% happy with the balance of the car. In the evening we’ll work to improve and hopefully we’ll be stronger.
Sebastian Vettel
Even if today was not the perfect day, it should be better tomorrow. I think this afternoon was a bit more tricky for us and not as good as it was in the morning, but we can still work on the car and improve it overnight. Usually we are quite strong in this. In the end it is only Friday, so I think we need to be careful with our judgements. I think the first impression of our pace today was good. Whether we can confirm it tomorrow depends also on what the others were doing today. I believe we can make the step and be stronger tomorrow.