Italian GP: McLaren Friday practice notes

Team McLaren Mercedes drivers Pedro de la Rosa and Kimi Raikkonen finished today's second practice session for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix at Monza in fifth and sixth places respectively. Pedro did a time of 1m23.970 and Kimi 1m24.034. In the...

Team McLaren Mercedes drivers Pedro de la Rosa and Kimi Raikkonen finished today's second practice session for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix at Monza in fifth and sixth places respectively. Pedro did a time of 1m23.970 and Kimi 1m24.034. In the first practice earlier this morning Kimi finished fourth overall with a time of 1m24.037 whilst Pedro only completed an installation lap.

Kimi Raikkonen:

"A good start to the weekend. We checked our race set-up and evaluated the Michelin tyres and are very confident about what direction we are going to take. I like this track, and we will get a clearer picture of what is possible tomorrow."

Pedro de la Rosa:

"We completed our planned programme and gained additional data. I was testing here last week for a few days, so we already had a good basis. It's always challenging to find the right set-up here at Monza as you need to find a compromise between low downforce on the straights and enough grip through the fast corners and chicanes."

Ron Dennis:

"A straightforward practice day where we experienced no problems and completed the planned programme."

Norbert Haug:

"Following last week's test here we focused on further developing our race set-up and are happy with the progress we made."

Chassis allocation
Kimi Raikkonen: MP4-21 07
Pedro de la Rosa: MP4-21 06
T-car (Kimi): MP4-21 04

-credit: mclaren

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