Hungarian Grand Prix

23 July

RAIKKONEN Chassis 317 VETTEL Chassis 314
Q1 P8 1:36.853 New Wet – 3 laps P4 1:35.718 New Wet – 3 laps
New Wet – 3 laps New Wet – 2 laps
New Wet – 2 laps New Intermediate – 2 laps
New Intermediate – 3 laps New Intermediate – 3 laps
Q2 P14 1:25.435 New Intermediate – 4 laps P6 1:24.082 New Intermediate – 4 laps
New Supersoft – 5 laps New Supersoft – 5 laps
Q3 P5 1:20.874 New Supersoft – 3 laps
New Supersoft – 3 laps
Weather: air 21/26 °C, asphalt 27/36 °C. Variable conditions
Kimi Raikkonen
I’m disappointed by the result of this qualifying, it’s really a shame because our car has been working well all weekend and even in wet conditions the handling was very good. For sure we are far from where we should be. At the end of Q2 I went out for my last attempt and I did a decent lap, at least for that moment, but the conditions were improving every lap, the track was getting faster and unfortunately we did not make it through Q3. Whatever the reason, when the conditions are like today it’s not easy. We tried to do the right things, unfortunately we will pay a price tomorrow, it will be difficult to overtake starting from the back but we won’t give up. We’ll do our best, the speed is there and I’m sure we can make something out.
Sebastian Vettel
I am not happy with P5, because it could have been better. It was quite a mess at the beginning to get through, then at the end I think we had a good performance in the car. We improved for this afternoon, but unfortunately the result doesn’t show it. The pace was there, but we were not able to get the lap. It’s a shame because in the end it was very good, I think it was already half a second down, then there was a yellow flag which caught us out, but we kept going. Then there was a bit of traffic, sometimes it is just like that. I think we have the pace to compete for the podium tomorrow, hopefully we’ll have a good start then we’ll go from there. It’s a long race, anything can happen here. Other than that, I think that in the race pace usually we are quicker. Usually all the people decide to do the fastest strategy possible, but there’s always something you can do. If the occasion comes up to do something smart I know we have the people on board to do it, so I trust them.