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Korea Grand Prix – Final Practice Results

Source: autosport.com | lotusf1team.com | twitter

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Cool, dry and overcast conditions proved no obstacle for Kimi and Romain during Free Practice 3 at the Korea International Circuit this morning; the pair bringing their E20s home in P5 / P4 respectively as the countdown to qualifying begins…

Kimi Räikkönen, E20-05

Position: P5
Fastest Lap: 1:38.666
Laps Completed: 18

Key Moments:
00mins: Install lap; soft tyres
14mins: First car to set a competitive time; plenty of analysis and setup work on the agenda for the new exhaust layout
15mins: Sketchy middle sector on opening tour; abandons attempt and builds up for a second blast
16mins: Goes fastest in the early stages; soft tyres
32mins: Second stint begins; very deep into T3 on first run but recovers
35mins: Improves significantly; up to P6
53mins: Final stint of the morning; first appearance of the day for the super soft tyres
60mins: Chequered flag; P5 for the Finn

Summary :

  • Cool, dry, overcast conditions set the standard for the morning
  • Yellow marked soft compound Pirelli tyres were used for the majority of the session on both cars, with the red marked super soft making an appearance with each driver in the latter stages
  • The team opted to retain the Coandă exhaust on Kimi’s E20 having run the new system throughout Friday practice
  • The Japan spec rear wing was fitted on Romain’s car in preference to the Singapore version trialled yesterday
Pos  Driver                Team                  Time               Laps
 1.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault      1m37.642s            17
 2.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren-Mercedes      1m38.169s  + 0.527s  12
 3.  Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes      1m38.511s  + 0.869s  13
 4.  Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault         1m38.582s  + 0.940s  16
 5.  Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault         1m38.666s  + 1.024s  18
 6.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari               1m38.705s  + 1.063s  12
 7.  Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault      1m38.766s  + 1.124s   7
 8.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari               1m38.791s  + 1.149s  13
 9.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault      1m38.833s  + 1.191s  16
10.  Nico Hulkenberg       Force India-Mercedes  1m38.932s  + 1.290s  17
11.  Sergio Perez          Sauber-Ferrari        1m38.954s  + 1.312s  17
12.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes              1m39.010s  + 1.368s  20
13.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes              1m39.150s  + 1.508s  18
14.  Paul di Resta         Force India-Mercedes  1m39.156s  + 1.514s  18
15.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber-Ferrari        1m39.345s  + 1.703s  14
16.  Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m39.448s  + 1.806s  17
17.  Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m39.537s  + 1.895s  18
18.  Bruno Senna           Williams-Renault      1m39.706s  + 2.064s  18
19.  Vitaly Petrov         Caterham-Renault      1m41.114s  + 3.472s  14
20.  Heikki Kovalainen     Caterham-Renault      1m41.437s  + 3.795s  19
21.  Charles Pic           Marussia-Cosworth     1m41.684s  + 4.042s  16
22.  Timo Glock            Marussia-Cosworth     1m42.062s  + 4.420s  15
23.  Narain Karthikeyan    HRT-Cosworth          1m42.845s  + 5.203s  15
24.  Pedro de la Rosa      HRT-Cosworth          1m42.882s  + 5.240s  14
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One response

  1. Kimi4WDC

    First sector seems to be a problem, slower than anyone. All the best for tomorrow, you can win it Kimster!! GOGO!!

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    October 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm

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