German Grand Prix

Hockenheim
30 July

Qualifying
RAIKKONEN Chassis 317 VETTEL Chassis 314
Q1 P4 1:15.752 New Supersoft – 3 laps P6 1:15.927 New Supersoft – 3 laps
Q2 P4 1:15.242 New Supersoft – 3 laps P9 1:15.630 New Supersoft – 3 laps
New Supersoft – 2 laps
Q3 P5 1:15.142 New Supersoft – 3 laps P6 1:15.315 Old Supersoft – 3 laps
New Supersoft – 3 laps New Supersoft – 3 laps
Weather: air 27 °C, track 39/40 °C. Sunny
Kimi Raikkonen
Our car was behaving pretty nicely today and I was happy with the handling. My last try in Q3 was a bit more tricky, I was struggling a little bit with the feeling from the tires, but apart from that we had no massive issues. I don’t have much to complain from the behavior of the car, we are just lacking speed overall. We need to put more downforce in the car to go faster. This result is disappointing, finishing fifth and sixth it’s not ideal, but this is what it is right now, and we keep working to improve. Usually the race is our stronger side, but every circuit is different. Tomorrow it’s a new day, we’ll do our own race, you never know what is going to happen. We need to make a good getaway from the start and hopefully take the fight to the guys in front, and then do our best.
Sebastian Vettel
I am not happy with 6th position, it was a difficult session. In the moment I tried to do the best, we didn’t get everything together. Somehow we lost a bit and now we need to understand what happened this afternoon. I was reasonaby happy with my lap, but it wasn’t quick enough, there was a bit of time we lost here and there, overall we struggled a bit to extract the pace from the car. The balance didn’t come together in qualifying, it was better this morning and yesterday. We know the car can be quicker, but we didn’t manage to get it in the right window, that’s our job and we didn’t succeed. I’m sure that tomorrow we’ll be competitive, but again we start a little bit from the back foot, so it will be tough because here it’s not easy to overtake. I think we don’t have to hide, in terms of race pace we are fast, then it should be an interesting race.