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BRITISH GP – FINAL PRACTICE RESULTS

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kimi-britishgp-040715-2015-krs5PRACTICE THREE

The Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel followed home the Mercedes duo in qualifying simulation runs at Silverstone circuit this morning. Temperatures had dropped to more usual levels for this time of year, thanks to the rain that fell overnight and a strong wind which affected the final hour of free practice. Kimi did a 1.33.692, beaten only by Lewis Hamilton (1.32.917) and Nico Rosberg (1.33.469.) In the other SF15-T, Sebastian Vettel was fourth with a 1.33.918 [via ferrarif1.com]

FP3 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m32.917s 18
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m33.469s 0.552s 14
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m33.692s 0.775s 20
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m33.918s 1.001s 17
5 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m34.147s 1.230s 20
6 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m34.282s 1.365s 23
7 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m34.501s 1.584s 19
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m34.538s 1.621s 19
9 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m34.545s 1.628s 16
10 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m34.708s 1.791s 25
11 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m34.886s 1.969s 21
12 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m34.896s 1.979s 15
13 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m35.121s 2.204s 22
14 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m35.246s 2.329s 22
15 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m35.587s 2.670s 19
16 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m35.695s 2.778s 19
17 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m35.919s 3.002s 20
18 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m36.101s 3.184s 6
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m37.989s 5.072s 19
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m38.285s 5.368s 18

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BRITISH GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE RESULTS

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PRACTICE TWO

The Ferrari duo of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel were front runners this Friday at Silverstone, come the end of the first two free practice sessions, which marked the start of the ninth round of the Formula 1 World Championship. Raikkonen was second this afternoon with a 1.34.502 on his qualifying simulation using the Medium tyres, just ahead of Vettel who did a 1.34.522, both men running the softer of the two compounds brought to England by Pirelli. Having been quickest this morning, Nico Rosberg was again fastest for Mercedes with a 1.34.155 [via ferrarif1.com]

FP2 Times:

1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m34.155s 34
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m34.502s 0.347s 29
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m34.522s 0.367s 27
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m34.621s 0.466s 23
5 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m35.009s 0.854s 25
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m35.153s 0.998s 22
7 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m35.300s 1.145s 36
8 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m35.387s 1.232s 34
9 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m35.866s 1.711s 37
10 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m36.147s 1.992s 33
11 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m36.164s 2.009s 32
12 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m36.183s 2.028s 33
13 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m36.351s 2.196s 29
14 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m36.728s 2.573s 21
15 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m36.731s 2.576s 19
16 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m36.822s 2.667s 23
17 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m37.196s 3.041s 16
18 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m37.327s 3.172s 37
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m38.279s 4.124s 21
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m39.878s 5.723s 21

PRACTICE ONE

The Ferraris were fourth and sixth fastest in the first free practice session at Silverstone, the historic home of the British Grand Prix. The Finn posted a 1.35.588, to end up behind the lead trio of the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg (1.34.274) his team-mate Lewis Hamilton (1.34.344,) and Max Verstappen in the Toro Rosso (1.35.530.) In the other SF15-T, Sebastian Vettel was sixth with a 1.35.739. Apart from the usual tyre programme, running two sets of Hard tyres each, the two Ferrari men shared the tasks of aerodynamic testing and set-up work [via ferrarif1.com]

FP1 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m34.274s 12
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m34.344s 0.070s 26
3 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m35.530s 1.256s 18
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m35.588s 1.314s 21
5 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m35.669s 1.395s 33
6 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m35.739s 1.465s 17
7 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m35.818s 1.544s 26
8 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m35.876s 1.602s 22
9 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m36.157s 1.883s 28
10 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m36.469s 2.195s 23
11 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m36.855s 2.581s 20
12 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m36.889s 2.615s 26
13 Susie Wolff Williams/Mercedes 1m37.242s 2.968s 19
14 Jolyon Palmer Lotus/Mercedes 1m37.262s 2.988s 26
15 Raffaele Marciello Sauber/Ferrari 1m37.372s 3.098s 17
16 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m38.080s 3.806s 8
17 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m38.222s 3.948s 12
18 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m38.860s 4.586s 10
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m38.981s 4.707s 23
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m40.477s 6.203s 23

QUOTES

From crash.netKimi: “It’s only practice. It looks good but who knows what happens over the weekend? It’s only Friday… We try to do the maximum in a practice as any Friday. Some days it goes a bit better and that depends on the circuit. It was not an easy day but I think we learned a bit. We still have to improve things and try to make it a bit more straightforward. On the hard tyre I had a hard time for whatever reason – if it’s just the one set or if it’s the hard tyre that is tricky here. But on the medium it seems to be pretty OK for one lap. We obviously we have work to do but it was a messy session because of the issues with the hard tyre.”

From f1i.comKimi: “I think we [Sebastian Vettel] are working well together and have a similar idea of things and what we want. Obviously that helps for the team and we can work in a normal way.”

From espn.co.uk – Raikkonen was then asked whether his strong finishes in both sessions was one for his critics, with his future at Ferrari still hanging in the balance, to which he replied: “No, it’s a normal Friday so I don’t know. I’ve answered your questions about next year maybe 20 times and it hasn’t yesterday or the day before.”

From ferrarif1.comKimi: “Today we tried to do the maximum in the practice and it looks good, but it’s only Friday. It was not an easy day, anyway we learned something. We still have to improve and try to make it a bit more straightforward. We have no idea what the others were doing in the long run, we were focused on our session. The medium compound seems to be pretty ok, while the hard one is more difficult. For some reason I struggled a bit with that, but I don’t know if it was down to that set in particular or if the compound itself is more tricky here.”


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AUSTRIA GP – FINAL PRACTICE RESULTS

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kimi-austriagp-200615-krs6PRACTICE THREE

Sebastian Vettel was quickest in the third free practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix, which was hit by rain around halfway through, which meant not many laps were completed.

Neither Ferrari driver managed a qualifying simulation, having to abort their run on Supersoft tyres. The German did a 1.09.994 in his SF15-T on the Softs, before going out again a few minutes before the end of the session running intermediate tyres in the wet. Kimi Raikkonen was third in 1.10.177, eventually going out for five laps on the Wet tyres [via ferrarif1.com]

FP3 Times:

Pos Driver Car Gap Laps
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m09.994s 16
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 0.017s 16
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 0.183s 12
4 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 0.227s 14
5 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 0.338s 23
6 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 0.414s 18
7 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 0.423s 14
8 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 0.442s 23
9 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 0.582s 12
10 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 0.869s 8
11 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1.015s 14
12 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1.064s 22
13 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1.145s 18
14 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1.145s 14
15 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1.174s 13
16 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1.825s 10
17 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1.912s 9
18 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 2.622s 16
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 3.334s 14
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 3.966s 8

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AUSTRIA GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE RESULTS

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kimi-austriagp-190615-krs9PRACTICE TWO

In the second free practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix, the team concentrated on long runs looking ahead to the race. The weather forecast for Sunday is currently very different to the conditions expected for qualifying and this means it will be very complicated to select the best set-up, but the team acquired a lot of useful data. Come the end of this afternoon’s 90 minute session, Sebastian Vettel was fastest with a 1.09.600. He stopped running 15 minutes before the end so the team could carry out some checks on his car. Behind the German came Nico Rosberg, who did a 1.09.611 in the Mercedes, while in the other SF15-T, Kimi Raikkonen was third with a 1.09.860. [via ferrari.com]

FP2 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m09.600s 28
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m09.611s 0.011s 50
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m09.860s 0.260s 41
4 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m09.914s 0.314s 44
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m10.137s 0.537s 49
6 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m10.160s 0.560s 49
7 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m10.267s 0.667s 38
8 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m10.356s 0.756s 48
9 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m10.495s 0.895s 39
10 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m10.585s 0.985s 46
11 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m10.631s 1.031s 50
12 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m10.686s 1.086s 48
13 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m10.744s 1.144s 40
14 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m10.746s 1.146s 34
15 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m11.011s 1.411s 42
16 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m11.517s 1.917s 17
17 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m11.676s 2.076s 38
18 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m11.919s 2.319s 17
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m12.522s 2.922s 34
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m13.094s 3.494s 34

PRACTICE ONE

Mixed fortunes for the Scuderia Ferrari drivers in the first free practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix, eighth round of the World Championship here at the Red Bull Ring.

Kimi Raikkonen had a trouble-free time, finishing third fastest with a 1.11.028, while Sebastian Vettel was sidelined after just four laps, with a transmission problem. Fastest was Nico Rosberg, who posted a 1.10.401 ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton (1.10.709.) [via ferrari.com]

FP1 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m10.401s 36
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m10.709s 0.308s 28
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m11.028s 0.627s 22
4 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m11.452s 1.051s 26
5 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m11.633s 1.232s 28
6 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m11.642s 1.241s 31
7 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m11.724s 1.323s 29
8 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m11.825s 1.424s 38
9 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m11.890s 1.489s 29
10 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m11.905s 1.504s 37
11 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m11.948s 1.547s 32
12 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m12.004s 1.603s 34
13 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m12.031s 1.630s 36
14 Jolyon Palmer Lotus/Mercedes 1m12.050s 1.649s 27
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m12.159s 1.758s 30
16 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m12.920s 2.519s 30
17 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m13.272s 2.871s 10
18 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m13.937s 3.536s 29
19 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m15.459s 5.058s 11
20 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m15.684s 5.283s 4

QUOTES

From  espn.co.ukKimi: “We did a normal Friday but then only did one lap on the super-soft. I would have preferred to run it on the long run but I destroyed it myself. We tried to run it on the other car but I don’t think they could run as long as they wanted, so it’s one of those things that didn’t pan out as we wanted. We did the soft long run and more or less everything is OK – still some things to improve and work on but not too bad. We’ll see on Sunday.”

From ferrarif1.comKimi: “It has been a good day of work, but it’s only Friday and it’s difficult to know where we are compared to our opponents: because of the layout of the track here all the cars are closer to each other. Unfortunately I could only run one lap with the Supersoft: I was going a bit fast and I ran wide, then I destroyed the right front tire by locking it. It was a pity, I would have preferred to do the long run with this compound. I did it with the Soft compound and even if I was a bit stuck in traffic it was more or less ok. Now we have to wait and see what happens tomorrow. We have to make sure that everything works well, then start from there and do a good job over the weekend.”


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