Austrian GP: McLaren Friday notes

West McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard were fourth and ninth fastest following today's two Free Practice sessions for the Austrian Grand Prix. Kimi completed 40 laps and his best time was 1:10.657. David did 45 laps and...

West McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard were fourth and ninth fastest following today's two Free Practice sessions for the Austrian Grand Prix. Kimi completed 40 laps and his best time was 1:10.657. David did 45 laps and set a fastest time of 1:11.416.

KIMI RAIKKONEN

"I'm feeling quite positive after today's two sessions as we got through a lot of work. We have made some small improvements since the last race but how much we will benefit we can only see tomorrow."

DAVID COULTHARD

"We went trough a comprehensive tyre comparison programme and completed a vast number of laps. The track was rather slippery so you had to be cautious not be caught out on the dirt left by other cars going off. We are not yet where we want to be and it's difficult to estimate where we are compared to the rest."

RON DENNIS

"A normal Friday. We will not know how competitive we are until Sunday as the grip levels of the circuit are constantly improving."

NORBERT HAUG

"A productive practice day with David and Kimi completing a total of 85 laps. We have worked out a reasonable basis for the race."


Kimi Raikkonen: Chassis 04
David Coulthard: Chassis 03
T-car (Kimi): Chassis 06

-mclaren-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Kimi Raikkonen
Teams Mercedes , McLaren