Spanish GP: McLaren Friday notes

SPANISH GRAND PRIX FREE PRACTICE West McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard emerged seventh and 12th fastest after today's two Free Practice sessions for the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya. Kimi ...

SPANISH GRAND PRIX FREE PRACTICE

West McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard emerged seventh and 12th fastest after today's two Free Practice sessions for the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya. Kimi completed 34 laps and his best time was 1:20.996. David did 32 laps and set a fastest time of 1:21.298.

DAVID COULTHARD

"This track always has significant tyre degradation after the first timed lap, but that aside, I just can't get a consistent balance out of the car. The engineers and myself have to work hard to understand where our problems lie."

KIMI RAIKKONEN

"Initially we were struggling to find a good set-up for the car, but we made considerable improvements during the second session. We had to collect a lot of new data as the conditions today were different from pre-season testing. I'm positive about qualifying."

RON DENNIS

"Most of our lap time deficit is, as is often the case on a Friday, mainly representative of the varying fuel loads. That said, we are really struggling to find the same level of balance that we were able to achieve in our pre-season testing. Hopefully the considerable amount of data that we have available will assist in achieving a better set-up for tomorrow."

NORBERT HAUG

"We have focused on the race set-up and have found a reasonable basis."


Kimi Raikkonen: Chassis 04
David Coulthard: Chassis 03
T-car: (David) Chassis 05

-mclaren-

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