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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.
- 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
Fastest Lap: No Time Set
Laps Completed: 3
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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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.