Italian GP: McLaren Friday practice notes

West McLaren Mercedes driver Kimi Raikkonen emerged fastest from today's second Free Practice session at Monza after setting a time of 1:20.846. Team mate David Coulthard's time of 1:22.052 puts him 10th. Kimi completed a total of 13 laps whilst...

West McLaren Mercedes driver Kimi Raikkonen emerged fastest from today's second Free Practice session at Monza after setting a time of 1:20.846. Team mate David Coulthard's time of 1:22.052 puts him 10th. Kimi completed a total of 13 laps whilst David did 12.

Kimi Raikkonen:

"A good start to the race weekend but still a long way to go. The car feels reasonably good, and my quick lap was not perfect as I was sliding a little bit more than expected. However we will work on fixing that in time for qualifying. It's always nice to be fastest, but it's too early to say where we will be tomorrow."

David Coulthard:

"We tested here last week, so I think we are pretty clear on tyres and really spent today adjusting the cars to the conditions we have this weekend. As always it's early days and as a result I'm not making any predictions. We will continue to focus on our planned programme and then get excited if we are still top of the time sheets after Saturday's qualifying."

Ron Dennis:

"It's far too early to make any predictions, but so far so good."

Norbert Haug:

"A nice beginning to the weekend, but it's impossible to make any predictions yet. Ferrari remains the benchmark, but to be quick on Friday can't be bad taking into consideration that we prepared for the race. Tomorrow the plan is to improve step by step."

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

-mclaren-

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