Second testing day at the Hockenheim circuit
Maranello, 9th July 2008
Circuit: Hockenheimring - 4.574 km
Driver: Kimi Raikkonen
Weather: air temperature 16/24 o.C, track temperature 18/32 o.C. Overcast with a few drops of rain in the morning, cloudy with bursts of sunshine in the afternoon.
Second day of testing for the Formula 1 teams at the Hockenheim circuit, in preparation for the German Grand Prix, that will take place at this track on 20th July.
Kimi Raikkonen was again on track for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro. The reigning world champion continued with work on finding the best set-up for the F2008, as well as development of various aerodynamic and mechanical solutions. Kimi completed 90 laps, the quickest in a time of 1.15.296.
"I am reasonably satisfied with the way things went during these two days of testing," commented Kimi at the end of the day. "We mainly tried to find settings for the car which will allow us to be in good shape for the Grand Prix. I think we will also be competitive on this track, as indeed we have been for the year so far. The speed isn't lacking, but sometimes, we haven't managed to put together all the elements and have not succeeded in exploiting all the potential at our disposal."
Tomorrow, it will be Felipe Massa on track at Hockenheim, while Kimi Raikkonen will be in Brussels, taking part in the European Youth Conference on Road Safety, which takes place at the headquarters of the European Commission at the Berlaymont Building.