European GP: McLaren Friday practice notes

Team McLaren Mercedes driver Kimi Raikkonen finished fastest in today's practice session for the European Grand Prix at the Nürburgring after setting a time of 1:29.355. Team mate David Coulthard's time of 1:29.700 put him fourth. Both Kimi and...

Team McLaren Mercedes driver Kimi Raikkonen finished fastest in today's practice session for the European Grand Prix at the Nürburgring after setting a time of 1:29.355. Team mate David Coulthard's time of 1:29.700 put him fourth. Both Kimi and David completed 22 laps.

Kimi Raikkonen:

"A good start to the weekend but there is still a long time to go. As always we will do our best and hopefully continue to make some progress. We completed our planned programme and experienced no problems, which is encouraging. The car seems to behave well here, but it's tomorrow that really matters and we will see where we end up."

David Coulthard:

"Obviously it doesn't look too bad for us today despite only running a limited number of laps. We completed our tyre evaluation programme and found a reasonable basic set up, so our pace seems quite encouraging"

Ron Dennis:

"Two uneventful Friday practice sessions. We seemed to be moving forward, but its early days and the weekend has only just begun."

Norbert Haug:

"We completed our planned Friday's programme and found a reasonable basis for the race. However, we will have to continue to make progress during the weekend because it's qualifying and the race that matters."

David Coulthard: MP4-19 05
Kimi Raikkonen: MP4-19 04
T-car (David): MP4-19 01

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