German Grand Prix

29 July

Free Practice
RAIKKONEN Chassis 317 VETTEL Chassis 314
First Session P4 1:16.852 23 laps P3 1:16.667 29 laps
Weather: air 24/25 °C, asphalt 31/32 °C. Cloudy
Second Session P6 1:16.512 45 laps P3 1:16.208 39 laps
Weather: air 25/26 °C, asphalt 38 °C. Sunny
Kimi Raikkonen
On Friday it’s always difficult to have a clear idea of where you are, from tomorrow we’ll understand more, but the session today was not too bad. For sure there’s some work to be done to improve, but more or less we are about there. Obviously we want to be in the front, so this evening we are going to focus on fixing some things and improve in certain areas, then I’m sure we’ll be ok.
Sebastian Vettel
Overall the outcome of the two sessions has been positive, but we still need to improve our car overnight and do some steps forward. I think the one-lap speed was ok, I haven’t seen much from the long runs, I have spent most of the afternoon on Soft tires and they were lasting quite long, so I think overall it was ok but we still have to improve. We have to work on the set up of the car, and bring it a bit better together, so that the car feels better for me on track and it suits my driving, then I can attack better and more. As for the new rules on radio communications, it makes it easier for us, in terms of remembering, so I think it is a straightforward decision.