Italian Grand Prix

Monza
2 September

Free Practice
RAIKKONEN Chassis 317 VETTEL Chassis 314
First Session P3 1:24.047 16 laps P4 1:24.307 17 laps
Weather: air 27/28 °C, asphalt 29/36 °C. Sunny
Second Session P4 1:23.427 28 laps P3 1:23.254 33 laps
Weather: air 29/30 °C, asphalt 39/42 °C. Sunny
Kimi Raikkonen
The morning ran smoothly and the first practice session was pretty good. The second one was a bit messy with the new tires and the yellow flags, but overall it was not too bad and the car was feeling ok. Obviously there are things to improve, but we started the weekend pretty ok. The new engine is a small step, it’s part of the normal progress, we would not put in the car anything that wouldn’t improve our performance. We try to improve in all areas and I think we are going in the right direction. The atmosphere here in Monza is always very nice, there are a lot of fans and the feeling is good, then we have to do well on the circuit.
Sebastian Vettel
It’s Friday after all, which means it’s not the most important part of the weekend, even if it’s important that we ran and that we had a decent speed. In general the car feels good, but we still need to improve from where we are, we need to make it feel good in every corner and bring it together; but other than that, the first impression is positive. We have a new engine, so I think it’s doing what it is supposed to do. Obviously on Friday you try a lot of different things, so we need to wait until tomorrow and Sunday to see where we are. Now we need to improve the car, focusing on ourselves. It’s really good news that Monza will stay for another three years. We need this track in the calendar, it’s fantastic. Monza means history, tradition, racing…