Brazilian Grand Prix

São Paulo
12 November

Qualifying
RAIKKONEN Chassis 317 VETTEL Chassis 314
Q1 P4 1:12.100 New Soft – 5 laps P5 1:12.159 New Soft – 4 laps
Q2 P6 1:12.301 New Soft – 4 laps P4 1:12.010 New Soft – 3 laps
Q3 P3 1:11.404 New Soft – 3 laps P5 1:11.495 New Soft – 3 laps
  New Soft – 3 laps New Soft – 3 laps
Weather: air 19/21 °C, track 26/29 °C. Cloudy
Kimi Raikkonen
Today everything felt a bit more normal than yesterday and I was happier with the car. Overall it was easier for everybody, the cooler temperatures helped, yesterday the track was very hot. To be honest the feeling in the last lap was not so good, the front was sliding in the first two corners and I struggled a bit in the middle sector to put the lap together. I knew that it was better than the previous one but I thought it wouldn’t be enough because it was not an ideal one; It was good enough to be third and I’m positively surprised. Mercedes was too far but today it worked out pretty well and we can be happy with this result. There is potential in the car, we are getting where we should be. Tomorrow we can only do our best, with weather conditions you never know and things can quickly change.
Sebastian Vettel
Today my last run in Q3 was not ideal: I think third position was possible, but I was probably a bit conservative around the last corner. All in all, though, I think it was a good session: the car was behaving well, but maybe in the end I could have pulled out a little bit more out of it. Yesterday on a single lap we were not particularly strong, we struggled a bit, but I think that in the long run we were quite good: so for tomorrow, if it’s dry, we should be in reasonable shape. Mercedes looked very fast also yesterday in the long runs, so obviously we’ll try to stay with them but our main rival I guess will be Red Bull, which had similar pace to us today. In the race I think we’re usually a little bit faster, so hopefully we can get the job done tomorrow. If it rains it will be the first time for everyone this weekend: but it is what it is, I think we have enough rain tires…