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Brazil Grand Prix – Final Practice Results

Source: autosport.com | lotusf1team.com | twitter

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Kimi Raikkonen got no useful running at all. His Lotus suffered a Renault engine failure on the second straight as he went onto what would have been his first flying lap 15 minutes into the morning. Lotus will be able to fit a used spare for the race without having to take a penalty for requiring a ninth engine.

Summary

  • Cooler conditions and overcast skies drew a sharp contrast to yesterday’s running
  • Kimi suffered an engine failure early in the session, preventing the Finn from setting a flying lap
  • Romain ran both the silver marked hard and white marked medium compound Pirelli tyres, completing race and qualifying simulation runs in addition to setup analysis in keeping with the reduced track temperatures
  • The Frenchman’s pace on both rubber compounds looked very promising; a late run on the mediums in particular seeing him break into the top five as the chequered flag fell.

Kimi Räikkönen, E20-05

Position: P24
Fastest Lap: No Time Set
Laps Completed: 3

Key Moments:
00mins: Straight out for an install lap on hard tyres
05mins: First run on new hards; setup tweaks to suit the lower temperatures the aim
11mins: Early and rather abrupt end to the session; engine failure on the back straight forces the Finn to park on the outside of T4


Pos  Driver                Team                  Time               Laps
 1.  Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes      1m13.188s            22
 2.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault      1m13.245s  + 0.057   21
 3.  Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault      1m13.385s  + 0.197   25
 4.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren-Mercedes      1m13.389s  + 0.201   17
 5.  Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault         1m13.420s  + 0.232   24
 6.  Paul di Resta         Force India-Mercedes  1m13.486s  + 0.298   21
 7.  Nico Hulkenberg       Force India-Mercedes  1m13.602s  + 0.414   22
 8.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari               1m13.691s  + 0.503   15
 9.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault      1m13.700s  + 0.512   20
10.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari               1m13.712s  + 0.524   17
11.  Bruno Senna           Williams-Renault      1m13.948s  + 0.760   20
12.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes              1m14.126s  + 0.938   25
13.  Sergio Perez          Sauber-Ferrari        1m14.190s  + 1.002   26
14.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber-Ferrari        1m14.192s  + 1.004   21
15.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes              1m14.347s  + 1.159   24
16.  Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m14.687s  + 1.499   21
17.  Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m14.972s  + 1.784   19
18.  Vitaly Petrov         Caterham-Renault      1m15.159s  + 1.971   22
19.  Heikki Kovalainen     Caterham-Renault      1m15.707s  + 2.519   21
20.  Timo Glock            Marussia-Cosworth     1m15.763s  + 2.575   23
21.  Charles Pic           Marussia-Cosworth     1m16.059s  + 2.871   21
22.  Pedro de la Rosa      HRT-Cosworth          1m16.198s  + 3.010   15
23.  Narain Karthikeyan    HRT-Cosworth          1m16.793s  + 3.605   18
24.  Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault         no time               3

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One response

  1. I guess seeing it all in FP3 first and knowing that thoughts of reconciliation must be a huge challenge. I wonder what all you went through your head because I only see as what TV can show me. I suppose you definitely are one of a kind when it comes to your own directions. Sebastian on other hand has a better car but I guess given you are to get a same level car – Nothing will stop you being right at the top.

    I wish you a great luck for the race tomorrow and let this race be yours too. You always amaze me Kimi. Will watching you through the race.

    Cheers
    Mani

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    November 24, 2012 at 7:15 pm

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