Hungarian Grand Prix

22 July

Free Practice
RAIKKONEN Chassis 317 VETTEL Chassis 314
First Session P4 1:23.082 19 laps P3 1:22.991 22 laps
Weather: air 23/26 °C, asphalt 28/35 °C. Sunny
Second Session P6 1:22.058 46 laps P3 1:21.348 31 laps
Weather: air 27 °C, asphalt 47/49 °C. Sunny
Kimi Raikkonen
Overall it was a pretty ok day, we made the right improvements and I’m sure we can still make progress and go faster. I think we are going in the right direction. The conditions of the track are much better, they have done a really good job with the tarmac, it’s much smoother and also the kerbs are better than they used to be. I haven’t seen what the others have done and it’s still Friday, too early to know where we are. We know our rivals are fast, but we can improve, we’ll see what happens.
Sebastian Vettel
Today I think we lost a bit of time in the beginning. Obviously with the red flag it was not ideal, we had to come in a couple of times, re-programme the car and go out again. The good news is that we were able to fix it, but I lost a bit of the rhythm. After this the car felt fine, but I think we can improve the setup for tomorrow, and then we should have a better balance in the car. We need to be better in sector 1, 2, 3, I don’t think that there is one sector that stands out. I am not entirely happy with the balance yet, so naturally if everything comes more together I think we can improve overnight and so we will be better in all three sectors. Today is Friday, and I don’t value Friday that much. We look at ourselves, here and there we need to improve, and then go from there. Tomorrow is a new day.