Turkish GP: Ferrari Friday practice notes

Turkish GP - Free practice Kimi Raikkonen: "I am reasonably happy with the way things went in the morning and a bit less so when it came to the afternoon. For some reason, probably a change in the wind direction, conditions were...

Turkish GP - Free practice

Kimi Raikkonen:

"I am reasonably happy with the way things went in the morning and a bit less so when it came to the afternoon. For some reason, probably a change in the wind direction, conditions were rather difficult and we will have to evaluate very carefully the data from the second session because it is easy to go down the wrong route."

"As for the two types of tyre, from what we have seen today, both work well but we will have to wait to do a more complete evaluation tomorrow. We have a good package which we must try and get the most out of."

Felipe Massa:

"I am happy with the outcome of these three hours of free practice. Both this morning, when I was running without the latest aerodynamic updates and this afternoon, the car was well balanced. There is still some room for improvement, but that is just part of the normal evolution of a race weekend."

"Both types of tyre seem to be very quick and consistent in terms of performance. We will have to evaluate them carefully in terms of their performance for the race. In the afternoon, probably because of the wind, the track conditions changed and overall, there was less grip. I set my best time in the first minutes when I was still on worn tyres. I think we will be competitive."

Luca Baldisserri:

"It was pretty much a normal Friday, when we concentrated on finding the best set-up for the car and on comparing the two types of tyre we have here. We had no particular problems on either car."

"The only difficulties today were caused by the long red flag period, which meant we had to slightly shorten the programme and also by the change in track conditions. This was probably due to a change in the wind direction which caused a slight lack of grip, especially in the final sector of the track. Even taking the cautious view, we can however be moderately confident about how the rest of the weekend should go."

Kimi Raikkonen
Chassis: 262
First practice session: 1st, 1:27.988, 22 laps
Second practice session: 2nd 1:28.762, 21 laps

Felipe Massa
Chassis: 263
First practice session: 2nd, 1:28.391, 20 laps
Second practice session: 5th, 1:28.884, 25 laps

-credit: ferrari

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