Japanese GP: Ferrari Friday practice notes

Japanese GP - Free practice Kimi Raikkonen: "A good morning followed by a slightly more complicated afternoon. It is quite difficult to find the best set-up on this track, especially for the final sector. This is a demanding track but at ...

Japanese GP - Free practice

Kimi Raikkonen:

"A good morning followed by a slightly more complicated afternoon. It is quite difficult to find the best set-up on this track, especially for the final sector. This is a demanding track but at the same time it's enjoyable to drive."

"The car was well balanced; in the second session we tried a change to the set-up which did not produce the expected results and so we went back to the previous one. We have to study the data to find the best settings. Obviously, it is very early to say where we are compared to our main rivals. But in any case, I think it will be a very close fight."

Felipe Massa:

"On this interesting track, it is not easy to find the right balance between the slower section and long main straight. This morning we were quick and the afternoon, our work was aimed more at the race. We improved the set-up during the day but there is still much to do. However, the first impressions are positive and I think we can be competitive."

Luca Baldisserri:

"It is always interesting to tackle a new track and compare the simulations carried out back in the factory to the reality at the track. Overall, we can say that our predictions proved to be accurate. The three hours of practice followed what we have got used to seeing on Friday in the last few Grands Prix. We are struggling a bit to do a quick first lap on new tyres, while our consistency of performance over a distance is good."

Kimi Raikkonen
Practice session 1: 1st, 1:19.119, 26 laps
Practice session 2: 5t,h 1:19.714, 29 laps
Chassis: 262

Felipe Massa
Practice session 1: 2nd, 1:19.498, 27 laps
Practice session 2: 3rd, 1:19.483, 36 laps
Chassis: 263

-credit: ferrari

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Felipe Massa , Luca Baldisserri
Teams Ferrari