British Grand Prix – Friday Practice Results
With a raft of upgrades to assess, Kimi and Romain made up for lost time with a strong haul of laps during this afternoon’s session; ending the day in P13 / P9 respectively.
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m32.248s 33 2. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m32.547s + 0.299s 26 3. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m32.680s + 0.432s 31 4. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m32.832s + 0.584s 34 5. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m32.911s + 0.663s 28 6. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m33.171s + 0.923s 34 7. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m33.290s + 1.042s 38 8. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1m33.313s + 1.065s 34 9. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m33.322s + 1.074s 38 10. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m33.494s + 1.246s 32 11. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m33.740s + 1.492s 29 12. Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1m33.896s + 1.648s 36 13. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m34.120s + 1.872s 30 14. Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1m34.130s + 1.882s 29 15. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m34.998s + 2.750s 32 16. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m35.070s + 2.822s 29 17. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m35.127s + 2.879s 35 18. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1m35.802s + 3.554s 27 19. Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1m35.984s + 3.736s 32 20. Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1m36.079s + 3.831s 35 21. Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1m37.329s + 5.081s 33 22. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m43.466s + 11.218s 7
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m54.249s 10 2. Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1m55.033s + 0.784s 7 3. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m55.354s + 1.105s 7 4. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m55.458s + 1.209s 5 5. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m55.825s + 1.576s 9 6. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m56.361s + 2.112s 7 7. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m57.891s + 3.642s 4 8. Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1m58.859s + 4.610s 6 9. Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1m59.719s + 5.470s 7 10. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1m59.876s + 5.627s 8 11. Felipe Massa Ferrari 2m06.534s + 12.285 6 12. Nico Rosberg Mercedes no time 3 13. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes no time 4 14. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault no time 1 15. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes no time 1 16. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes no time 4 17. Fernando Alonso Ferrari no time 4 18. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault no time 1 19. Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes no time 1 20. Charles Pic Caterham-Renault no time 3 21. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault no time 4 22. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault no time 0
Friday – Lotus Team Quotes:
Kimi Raikkonen – 24th/13th: “We’re reasonably happy with everything today. We put quite a lot of effort into testing the new device which feels pretty okay. I only ran with the development and hard tyre so didn’t go for a faster lap, but it didn’t feel too bad and we can work out where everything will be once we put it all together. I don’t think we’re one of the very quickest, but I don’t think we’ll be too far away.”
Romain Grosjean – 14th/9th: “It was a solid day here at Silverstone. Thankfully, the rain stopped for this afternoon and we could get some good laps in so we can make a call on setup and configuration for tomorrow. It’s hard to say exactly where the car is due to the conditions we had, plus we ran with a lot of different tyres so my engineers will have a busy evening checking the info to work out what’s best. The car feels good; I think if we can improve in a few areas we could be well placed for qualifying.”
Alan Permane, trackside operations director: “After a wash-out in the morning where we elected not to run, we had a productive afternoon. Kimi was happy with the balance of the car with the Device fitted and we made some tweaks to it by trying different settings too. All appears to be working well and we have a good amount of data from which to decide if we will run it for the rest of the weekend. Romain’s car also looks to be working fine with the new aero package. We’re not concerned by the lap times this afternoon; Kimi didn’t use the softer tyre while Romain ran with it very early in the session, so we’re happy that we will be more competitive than we were at the last race.”