French GP: McLaren Friday practice notes

Team McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Pedro de la Rosa finished today's second free practice session for the 2006 French Grand in 15th and 22nd positions respectively. Kimi set a time of 1:19.140 and completed a total of nine laps in...

Team McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Pedro de la Rosa finished today's second free practice session for the 2006 French Grand in 15th and 22nd positions respectively. Kimi set a time of 1:19.140 and completed a total of nine laps in this afternoon's session, whilst Pedro's time of 1:19.809 was 22nd fastest and he completed 14 laps. The morning session saw Kimi and Pedro complete an installation lap each.

Kimi Raikkonen:

"A normal Friday's programme which unfortunately ended with a small electrical problem on my very last lap. This didn't hamper our progress today where we focused on Michelin tyre evaluation and set-up work."

Pedro de la Rosa:

"It was great to be out there for my first race weekend since the Bahrain Grand Prix last year. Running through our Friday programme we are not quite yet where we want to be, however in tomorrow's practice we can continue to improve."

Ron Dennis:

"With the exception of a small electrical fault on Kimi's car in the closing seconds of practice the day was uneventful with us focusing on tyre durability with Michelin."

Norbert Haug:

"We worked through our scheduled programme of setting up both cars for the race. Kimi experienced an electronic problem on his last scheduled lap, the cause of which we are currently investigating."

Chassis allocation
Kimi Raikkonen: MP4-21 02
Pedro de la Rosa: MP4-21 07
T-car (Kimi): MP4-21 06

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Pedro de la Rosa , Kimi Raikkonen , Norbert Haug
Teams Mercedes , McLaren