Team McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard finished today's practice third and fourth fastest. Kimi did a time of 1:16.344 and completed 34 laps whilst David set a time of 1:16.440 and did 29 laps. KIMI RAIKKONEN "I quite...
Team McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard finished today's practice third and fourth fastest. Kimi did a time of 1:16.344 and completed 34 laps whilst David set a time of 1:16.440 and did 29 laps.
"I quite like the new circuit lay out and I think it will help us provide an exciting race on Sunday. There are some places to overtake, but I think the Hairpin probably offers the best opportunity. The balance of the car is OK and we will still be able to find a bit more speed, but we are getting there. I could have been quicker in my last run but ran into traffic so we will see where we really are tomorrow."
"I was looking forward to experiencing the new circuit lay out and I think it's good. There are a number of overtaking opportunities and the section in front of the Mercedes-Benz grandstand is challenging. In the first session we had a small problem with the driveshaft, which limited the number of laps I was able to do and in the second session I ran off the track and damaged the floor of the car. However the team managed to repair things quickly and as a result we were able to do a decent number of laps."
"Two small car problems disrupted both drivers' practice but we still managed to make good progress and are looking forward to the rest of the weekend."
"A positive start to our home Grand Prix weekend. We gained important data about the new circuit lay out, which has proven popular and most importantly very spectator friendly."
David Coulthard: Chassis 08
Kimi Raikkonen: Chassis 06
T-car (Kimi): Chassis 07