Belgian Grand Prix

26 August

Free Practice
RAIKKONEN Chassis 317 VETTEL Chassis 314
First Session P3 1:49.147 24 laps P5 1:49.768 19 laps
Weather: air 24/27 °C, asphalt 30/37 °C. Sunny
Second Session P7 1:49.244 30 laps P4 1:49.023 27 laps
Weather: air 29/31 °C, asphalt 42/43 °C. Sunny
Kimi Raikkonen
In the morning the feeling with the car was pretty good, but then in the afternoon, when I put the Supersofts on, I struggled to put a good lap together and I kept running off the circuit. For the long run we changed some things but I was still struggling, for whatever reason. It was one of those days when you start well and then the feeling is not right anymore, but I’m sure we can find the right set up for tomorrow. It will be tricky with the tires, but it’s the same for everybody. I haven’t had time to check what the others were doing, it’s too early to have an idea, but for sure there is some work to be done. We have to go through everything and take out the best.
Sebastian Vettel
Today it was a very tricky day. It is very hot for Spa, and so it’s very slippery out there. But I think in general, everybody was struggling to make the tyres last and sliding quite a lot. It doesn’t matter which tyre you have, it’s the same for everybody, so we need to try and work on that because the temperatures will be like this for the whole weekend. Also, I was struggling a bit with the balance of the car, but this is up to us. We need to improve the car. It is not yet where we want it to be. But I am sure we will be faster.