Belgian GP: McLaren Friday practice notes

West McLaren Mercedes driver Kimi Raikkonen finished today's two free practice sessions for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix fastest overall with a time of 1:44.701 having completed a total of 14 laps. Team mate David Coulthard finished sixth fastest...

West McLaren Mercedes driver Kimi Raikkonen finished today's two free practice sessions for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix fastest overall with a time of 1:44.701 having completed a total of 14 laps. Team mate David Coulthard finished sixth fastest with a time of 1:45.507.

Kimi Raikkonen:

"I feel that it has gone well today, I wasn't completely happy with the car this morning, but the team worked on it, and it was much improved this afternoon. We have completed our tyre evaluation programme, and we are happy with how the tyres are working. However, it is always very difficult to judge how things will go for the rest of the weekend as a lot will depend on the weather, but we feel that the car will perform well on this track."

David Coulthard:

"Not the perfect start for the weekend for me, but the session went without incident for the team, and we managed to achieve all our evaluations. It is great to be back in Spa, and I am looking forward to challenging on the track again tomorrow."

Ron Dennis:

"An uneventful practice session."

Norbert Haug:

"We have found a good basis in today's free practice. We have gathered valuable data considering the fact that it is most likely to rain tomorrow."

David Coulthard: MP4-19B 03
Kimi Raikkonen: MP4-19B 01
T-car (Kimi): MP4-19B 02

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Kimi Raikkonen , Norbert Haug
Teams Mercedes , McLaren