Spanish GP: McLaren Friday practice notes

Team McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya finished today's second free practice session in 15th and 18th position respectively. As planned, Kimi did not complete a lap in the first session this morning, whilst Juan Pablo...

Team McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya finished today's second free practice session in 15th and 18th position respectively. As planned, Kimi did not complete a lap in the first session this morning, whilst Juan Pablo left the Team McLaren Mercedes garage for one installation lap. In the second session Kimi completed four and Juan Pablo five laps.

Kimi Raikkonen:

"Following my regular meeting with the engineers yesterday we decided that it would not be necessary to run in the first session this morning. I was scheduled to complete two timed laps this afternoon which I did. So an easy and trouble-free start to the weekend."

Juan Pablo Montoya:

"I merely did an installation lap with my new engine this morning and then a short run this afternoon to evaluate our options for the weekend. My left mirror came loose and I had to pull it off, but no problem. So far so good, and I look forward to the rest of the weekend."

Ron Dennis:

"The Barcelona circuit is well known to the team and drivers from testing and as a result our pre-planned programme was very limited today. We achieved everything that we intended and look forward to tomorrow's practice where we will do more running."

Norbert Haug:

"As planned we ran the minimum programme. After having saved engine life and tyres today we will learn more tomorrow."

Chassis allocation
Kimi Raikkonen: MP4-21 02
Juan Pablo Montoya: MP4-21 05
T-car (Kimi): MP4-21 01

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Mercedes , McLaren