Spanish GP: McLaren Friday practice notes

West McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard finished today's second practice session at the Spanish Grand Prix in ninth and 13th position with times of 1m16.798s and 1m17.069s respectively. Kimi completed a total of 22 laps...

West McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard finished today's second practice session at the Spanish Grand Prix in ninth and 13th position with times of 1m16.798s and 1m17.069s respectively. Kimi completed a total of 22 laps and David did 23.

Kimi Raikkonen:

"Everything was going according to plan until the end of the second session when I felt something was wrong with the car. The team told me to stop immediately and switch everything off which I did and parked the car on the outside of turn three. However, we did manage to get through our tyre evaluation programme and I'm reasonable happy with the car."

David Coulthard:

"I went through a normal Friday programme and completed 23 laps. I still don't have the balance I would like and therefore we still have some work to do. However there are two free practice sessions tomorrow which gives us time to further improve our package."

Ron Dennis:

"We spent the majority of our time today evaluating tyres and collected the normal data. Whilst David is still not happy with the balance of the car, his practice was uneventful. Kimi's second session was stopped short by an electrical fault which appears to originate from a shortcircuit in an ignition coil. On realising that Kimi had a problem, we instructed him to turn everything off to minimise any potential damage, which was achieved."

Norbert Haug:

"With a little less than nine minutes to go in the second free practice, Kimi stopped on the circuit caused by what turned out to be a failure of the ignition coil. David is still not happy with the setup of his car but nevertheless our lap times were reasonable."

David Coulthard: MP4-19 03
Kimi Raikkonen: MP4-19 04
T-car (David): MP4-19 01

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