Mexican Grand Prix

Mexico City
29 October

Qualifying
RAIKKONEN Chassis 317 VETTEL Chassis 314
Q1 P2 1:19.554 New Supersoft – 5 laps P4 1:19.865 New Supersoft – 5 laps
Q2 P7 1:19.936 New Soft – 4 laps P3 1:19.385 New Soft – 4 laps
  New Supersoft – 5 laps
Q3 P6 1:19.376 New Supersoft – 4 laps P7 1:19.381 New Supersoft – 4 laps
  New Supersoft – 3 laps New Supersoft – 4 laps
Weather: air 18 °C, track 37/38 °C. Sunny.
Kimi Raikkonen
In Q1 the feeling with the car was good, better than in the morning during P3. Then in Q2 it was quite tricky to get the tires work consistently and to know where the grip was. In the last qualifying stint we were getting there again, but in the first run I felt it a bit odd in the last part of the lap and felt I could have gone faster in a few places. On the second try, for whatever reason, I had no speed in the straight, something was not right and we could not even try to go faster. It’s a pity because I think there was easily quite a lot of speed there today, but we couldn’t use it. Now we have to find out what happened. Obviously it’s disappointing where we finished today but tomorrow we’ll see what we can do.
Sebastian Vettel
I am very disappointed, because the car is quick. Our Q2 had been a walk in the park with the Soft tires. I had a much better feeling, but then with the Supersofts we were nowhere. Yesterday we were gaining quite a lot on the Supersoft compound and today we didn’t gain anything. We tried a couple of things, but in qualifying you can’t turn the world upside down: so now we need to have a look and see why. Everybody improved on the Supersofts, more or less half a second – everybody except us. The car is quick, there is nothing wrong with it, and we start where the car doesn’t belong. It doesn’t make our race easier to start further back, but I think we still have a chance.