Hungarian GP: McLaren Friday notes

West McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard finished today's free practice in fourth and seventh positions respectively. Kimi did a time of 1:17.298 and completed 31 laps whilst David set a time of 1:17.704 and did 26 ...

West McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard finished today's free practice in fourth and seventh positions respectively. Kimi did a time of 1:17.298 and completed 31 laps whilst David set a time of 1:17.704 and did 26 laps.

KIMI RAIKKONEN

"As expected the circuit was still very slippery today, but we found quite a good set up. So I am happy with our work so far. We now have to see how we can further improve the balance in tomorrow's practice when there will be a better grip level because of the additional rubber on the track."

DAVID COULTHARD

"As always on the first day at the Hungaroring, the track was very dusty and as a result it was tricky to find the right balance. I lost some time in the second session when I spun at the chicane, which punctured my left rear tyre. As I was making my way back to the pits slowly, my engine became hot so we had to bleed and refill the cooling system. I would have liked to do more laps, but we will try and make it up in tomorrow's two practice sessions."

RON DENNIS

"Everybody struggled with the normal low grip level which is a feature of the first day of practice at the Hungaroring. This makes tyre choice a little more difficult, but of course the challenge is the same for everybody."

NORBERT HAUG

"A very slippery affair with the track offering a very low grip level which was illustrated by the many spins and offs. There is still a lot to do tomorrow."


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