French GP: McLaren Friday notes

Team McLaren Mercedes drivers David Coulthard and Kimi Raikkonen emerged fastest after today's two free practice sessions for the Mobil 1 French Grand Prix at the Magny Cours circuit. David set a time of 1:14.025 and completed 37 laps whilst...

Team McLaren Mercedes drivers David Coulthard and Kimi Raikkonen emerged fastest after today's two free practice sessions for the Mobil 1 French Grand Prix at the Magny Cours circuit. David set a time of 1:14.025 and completed 37 laps whilst Kimi's time was 1:14.097 and he did 39 laps.

DAVID COULTHARD

"We had a good day working with the tyres and everything is looking well. The balance is OK, but I still have a little oversteer. The last part of the track with the tight chicanes is where we made most of our progress, which is encouraging, as this is where you can really make a difference. The Michelin tyres have proved strong in hot weather conditions and I hope that this will help us to achieve a good result this weekend."

KIMI RAIKKONEN

"We evaluated our tyre options and worked on different set ups and I think we have found a good overall package. The track was slippery in the first session but the conditions improved in the second practice. If the hot and dry conditions continue I think we can do well, but it really is too early to say, so let's wait and see what happens tomorrow."

RON DENNIS

"A trouble free and uneventful Friday in which both drivers concentrated on race tyre selection, which with the high level of degradation that we experience here at Magny Cours is essential."

NORBERT HAUG

"A productive first day of practice during which we achieved good and quite consistent lap times."


David Coulthard: Chassis 08
Kimi Raikkonen: Chassis 06
T-car (David): Chassis 07

-mclaren-

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