Chinese GP: Ferrari Friday practice notes

Chinese GP - Free practice Kimi Raikkonen: "A good day, even if the Friday results have to be considered for what they are, given that we do not know what our main rivals are up to. The car quickly proved to be well balanced, but there is...

Chinese GP - Free practice

Kimi Raikkonen:

"A good day, even if the Friday results have to be considered for what they are, given that we do not know what our main rivals are up to. The car quickly proved to be well balanced, but there is still room to improve the handling. The track was very slippery, but luckily, there are plenty of escape roads that any mistakes don't cost a driver anything. I'm expecting a very close fight tomorrow."

Felipe Massa:

"We are all very close, given that both in the morning and in the afternoon, the first four in the order were all within around two tenths. I am happy with the first day of free practice and I hope to continue in the same way for the rest of the weekend. We worked a lot on set-up and I think we are on the right track. The track was very dirty and slippery, but it improved over the course of the day."

Luca Baldisserri:

"Not much to say about this Friday. We went through the usual preparation programme, trying various different set-up changes on the two cars and comparing the performance of the two types of Bridgestone tyre available to us."

"Track conditions were rather difficult and the surface really was very slippery. It is incredibly close, as indeed has been the case throughout the championship. It will be the details that make the difference, giving either ourselves or our main rivals the edge."

Kimi Raikkonen
Chassis 262
Practice session 1: 1st, 1:37.024, 24 laps
Practice session 2: 1st, 1:36.607, 31 laps

Felipe Massa
Chassis 263
Practice session 1: 3rd, 1:37.128, 21 laps
Practice session 2: 3rd, 1:36.630, 29 laps

-credit: ferrari

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Felipe Massa , Luca Baldisserri
Teams Ferrari