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BELGIUM GP – FINAL PRACTICE RESULTS

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kimi-raikkonen-belgp-220815-krs1PRACTICE THREE

Runners Up – Ferrari ended the final free practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix in third and fourth places, behind the dominant Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton (1.48.984) and Nico Rosberg (1.49.482.) In the final sixty minutes of track time prior to the all important qualifying session, Sebastian Vettel (1.49.629) and Kimi Raikkonen (1.49.864) worked on aerodynamic testing and fine tuning their SF15-Ts, as well as running a comparison of the two Pirelli compounds on offer in Belgium. They used two sets of Mediums before doing a final run on Softs. [via ferrarif1.com]

FP3 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m48.984s 15
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m49.482s 0.498s 19
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m49.629s 0.645s 17
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m49.864s 0.880s 19
5 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m49.866s 0.882s 15
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m49.930s 0.946s 20
7 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m49.980s 0.996s 19
8 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m50.000s 1.016s 15
9 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m50.179s 1.195s 15
10 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m50.447s 1.463s 15
11 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m50.552s 1.568s 20
12 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m50.585s 1.601s 17
13 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m50.599s 1.615s 21
14 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m50.690s 1.706s 17
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m51.054s 2.070s 20
16 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m51.187s 2.203s 18
17 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m51.981s 2.997s 12
18 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m54.262s 5.278s 16
19 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m54.281s 5.297s 9
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BELGIUM GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE RESULTS

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Kimi fifth, Seb tenth – Scuderia Ferrari ended the second free practice session in Belgium with its drivers in fifth and tenth places courtesy of Kimi Raikkonen (1.50.461) and Sebastian Vettel (1.50.940) respectively. Fastest was Nico Rosberg, who posted a 1.49.385 in his Mercedes. The team focused on an evaluation of the Soft compound tyre and on finding the best set-up for tomorrow’s qualifying, while also keeping the race in mind. Temperatures are much higher than usual at this track, therefore the data acquired will be particularly useful. [via ferrarif1.com]

FP2 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m49.385s 19
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m49.687s 0.302s 23
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m50.136s 0.751s 15
4 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m50.399s 1.014s 18
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m50.461s 1.076s 23
6 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m50.461s 1.076s 21
7 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m50.489s 1.104s 21
8 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m50.709s 1.324s 18
9 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m50.928s 1.543s 24
10 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m50.940s 1.555s 23
11 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m50.971s 1.586s 21
12 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m51.037s 1.652s 24
13 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m51.117s 1.732s 25
14 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m51.250s 1.865s 25
15 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m51.317s 1.932s 16
16 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m51.588s 2.203s 26
17 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m51.854s 2.469s 16
18 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m52.570s 3.185s 14
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m54.065s 4.680s 17
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m54.253s 4.868s 14

PRACTICE ONE

Kimi fourth, Seb fifth – Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in the first free practice session for the 48th Belgian Grand Prix, which kicks off the second half of the season here at the Spa circuit. On the Belgian track, at the wheel of their SF15-Ts, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel were fourth (1.51.478) and fifth (1.51.866) respectively, behind the Mercedes duo of Rosberg (1.51.082) and Lewis Hamilton (1.51.324) and Daniel Ricciardo in the Red Bull (1.51.373.) The Ferrari men ran two sets of Medium tyres, both working on car set-up and an evaluation of different aerodynamic configurations. [via ferrarif1.com]

FP1 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m51.082s 19
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m51.324s 0.242s 24
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m51.373s 0.291s 18
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m51.478s 0.396s 23
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m51.866s 0.784s 21
6 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m51.960s 0.878s 18
7 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m52.158s 1.076s 27
8 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m52.421s 1.339s 26
9 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m52.423s 1.341s 20
10 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m52.511s 1.429s 19
11 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m52.539s 1.457s 15
12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m52.614s 1.532s 20
13 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m52.640s 1.558s 16
14 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m52.653s 1.571s 22
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m53.426s 2.344s 16
16 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m53.502s 2.420s 15
17 Jolyon Palmer Lotus/Mercedes 1m53.799s 2.717s 23
18 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m54.225s 3.143s 14
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m55.501s 4.419s 16
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m56.086s 5.004s 17

QUOTES

From ferrarif1.com – Kimi: “The day was not too bad, even if our programme was a bit affected by the red flags, but then it was the same for everybody. In the end we were able to do all the work we had planned. Regarding the tires we had had a little bit of blistering in the front, which obviously was not ideal, but not a disaster either, there are many things we can do for this. Tomorrow we’ll try our best and see what we can do for Sunday.”

From crash.net – Kimi: “We will try to do a good tomorrow and then obviously see what we can do on Sunday but it’s not been too bad so far. There were so many red flags but it’s the same for everybody. We’ve had a little bit of blistering on the front, which is not ideal but it’s not a big disaster.”  


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HUNGARY GP – FINAL PRACTICE RESULTS

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PRACTICE THREE

Sebastian Vettel took his Ferrari to third place in the final free practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix with a lap in 1.23.886. Ahead of the German’s SF15-T were the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton (1.22.997) and Nico Rosberg (1.23.095.) In the other Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen was sixteenth with a 1.25.661, having had to spend time in the pits following a loss of hydraulic pressure. The Finn only did 12 laps on the Medium tyres in the last session prior to qualifying, while his team-mate managed 19, doing his final run on the softer compound [via ferrarif1.com]

FP3 Times:

Pos Driver Car Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m22.997s 12
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 0.098s 20
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 0.889s 19
4 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1.218s 17
5 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1.329s 22
6 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1.486s 30
7 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1.681s 22
8 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1.849s 16
9 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1.932s 12
10 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1.944s 22
11 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1.956s 16
12 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 2.097s 13
13 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 2.232s 16
14 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 2.348s 17
15 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 2.396s 25
16 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 2.664s 12
17 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 3.063s 20
18 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 3.098s 20
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 5.760s 19
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 5.911s 20

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HUNGARY GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE RESULTS

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PRACTICE TWO

An Exploratory Friday – Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel finished fifth and seventh fastest respectively in their SF15-Ts in the second free practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix on this first day of track action.

Raikkonen completed 30 laps, the quickest in 1.25.134, while Vettel did 26. Both men worked on set-up and car balance. They ran both Pirelli compounds, Medium and Soft on the scorching hot Hungarian track, with temperatures hitting the 53 degree mark. Having been quickest in the morning, Lewis Hamilton topped the time sheet again for Mercedes in 1.23.949. Behind him came the Red Bulls of Danil Kvyat (1.24.300_ and Daniel Ricciardo (1.24.451.)

FP2 Times:

Pos Driver Car Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m23.949s 36
2 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 0.351s 29
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 0.502s 16
4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 0.719s 34
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1.185s 30
6 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1.650s 37
7 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1.711s 26
8 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1.803s 31
9 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1.932s 35
10 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1.971s 31
11 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1.986s 19
12 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 2.045s 32
13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 2.141s 36
14 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 2.430s 36
15 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 2.493s 39
16 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 2.882s 29
17 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 5.164s 29
18 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 5.166s 28

PRACTICE ONE

A Busy Morning – The Ferraris ended the first free practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix, which sees the Formula 1 World Championship up and running again after a three week break, this time at the twisty track on the outskirts of Budapest.

Quickest was the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton (1.25.141) and Nico Rosberg (1.25.250,) ahead of Raikkonen in the SF15-T (1.25.812.) On his final lap, the Finn lost the front wing after going over a kerb. Vettel set the sixth fastest time having spent a good part of the session in the pits with an electrical problem that manifested itself on the installation lap. He got back on track, completing 14 laps with a best in 1.26.395.

FP1 Times:

Pos Driver Car Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m25.141s 18
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 0.109s 22
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 0.671s 23
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 0.912s 20
5 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 0.929s 17
6 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1.254s 14
7 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1.586s 25
8 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1.635s 14
9 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1.684s 19
10 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1.793s 27
11 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 2.131s 16
12 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 2.167s 17
13 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 2.176s 11
14 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 2.240s 19
15 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 2.268s 24
16 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 2.591s 23
17 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 3.427s 9
18 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 4.552s 17
19 Fabio Leimer Marussia/Ferrari 5.490s 18
20 Jolyon Palmer Lotus/Mercedes 4

QUOTES

From ferrarif1.com – Kimi: “It was not a very clean day, in fact it was a slightly different Friday than normal. We had some issues and missed some running, but we were more or less able to follow our program. The feeling with the car was not too bad and the tyres were behaving pretty ok, but the laptimes are still not right. I don’t know exactly what happened with my front wing, it just broke suddenly and came off damaging the tyre. The team is looking into it and hopefully they will find out the reason. Today it was only Friday, we had been trying many different things to see where we are. I think we can improve for tomorrow and find a bit more speed for the rest of the weekend.”

From f1i.com – Kimi: “It [the front wing] just broke suddenly. Obviously it damaged the front wheel, the front tyre and rear tyre. I don’t know what happened, it just came off. I’m not scared. Obviously it’s not ideal when the front wing breaks but we don’t know the reason yet. At least I don’t know, the team is looking in to it and hopefully we’ll find the reason for it.”

From crash.net – Kimi: “It doesn’t feel too bad but obviously lap times are still not great. We had some issues today so it would have been better if we had run without those. We missed some laps … but it’s a normal Friday really, we’ll try and move forward from where we are and we’ll see tomorrow how we do.”


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