kimi-cangp-050615-krs20PRACTICE TWO

The action on the Montreal circuit in the second free practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix only lasted a little over 20 minutes, as a storm arrived exactly as predicted by the forecasters.

Sebastian Vettel managed 19 laps in the brief dry period, setting a time of 1.16.304, the second fastest of the session, in his SF15-T, fitted with the Supersoft compound. In the other Ferrari his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen finished right behind him in third spot with a 1.16.310, completing 20 laps running first on the softest compound before switching to a new set of Softs. 1.15.988 was the fastest time of the session, set by Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes. [via]

FP2 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m15.988s 22
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m16.304s 0.316s 19
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m16.310s 0.322s 20
4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m16.440s 0.452s 22
5 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m16.600s 0.612s 15
6 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m16.849s 0.861s 18
7 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m16.864s 0.876s 15
8 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m17.041s 1.053s 19
9 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m17.092s 1.104s 10
10 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m17.111s 1.123s 16
11 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m17.120s 1.132s 15
12 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m17.261s 1.273s 17
13 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m17.318s 1.330s 23
14 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m17.367s 1.379s 20
15 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m17.627s 1.639s 21
16 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m17.657s 1.669s 23
17 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m17.751s 1.763s 21
18 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m18.135s 2.147s 20
19 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m19.531s 3.543s 15
20 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m19.734s 3.746s 13


kimi-cangp-050615-krs7Sebastian Vettel took his Ferrari to fifth fastest with a 1.17.905 and team-mate Kimi Raikkonen was twelfth in 1.18.439 at the end of the first free practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix, the seventh round of the Formula 1 World Championship. On the Montreal circuit named in memory of Gilles Villeneuve, on the Ile Notre Dame, the two Mercedes were quickest, Lewis Hamilton lapping in 1.16.212, ahead of Nico Rosberg (1.16.627.) Romain Grosjean was third for Lotus with a 1.17.721. Set-up work and long runs were on the day’s menu for the two Ferrari men, who did three runs using two sets of the Soft tyres. [via]

FP1 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m16.212s 34
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m16.627s 0.415s 38
3 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m17.721s 1.509s 35
4 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m17.871s 1.659s 34
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m17.905s 1.693s 25
6 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m17.985s 1.773s 28
7 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m18.021s 1.809s 30
8 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m18.026s 1.814s 41
9 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m18.128s 1.916s 34
10 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m18.257s 2.045s 24
11 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m18.325s 2.113s 40
12 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m18.439s 2.227s 26
13 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m18.503s 2.291s 28
14 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m18.775s 2.563s 24
15 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m18.786s 2.574s 25
16 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m18.948s 2.736s 30
17 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m19.065s 2.853s 23
18 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m19.165s 2.953s 32
19 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m20.616s 4.404s 33
20 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m20.624s 4.412s 27


From “It was all like we expected, absolutely fine. Today was a bit disturbed by weather but it was the same for everybody. I don’t think we got enough running done but I think we are more or less there. There’s still work to be done but it’s Friday so we have to wait and see. The weather is what it is and we expected rain. It meant we had to get certain things done this morning differently because of the rain in the afternoon. We had to shuffle the programme up a little bit.”

Ferrari’s lap times were much more favourable in FP2, especially when compared to Mercedes, but when asked whether a genuine challenge is possible on Sunday the Finn replied: “It’s hard to say, we lost a lot of running today because of the weather issues. We try to improve things and see where we are tomorrow and do the best we can.”

From ferrari.comKimi: “Today everything worked as we expected, we went on with our program trying as always to improve and we are quite happy with the way things worked. The weather was a bit tricky: the rain was expected in the afternoon, then we had to change a bit our program and decided certain things to be done in the morning. It’s hard to say where we are, because we did not get enough running, but it was all fine. It’s only Friday and we have to wait and see. There’s still a lot of work to be done to do well in qualifying, for sure here is easier compared to Monaco, but it will depend on many things, the weather conditions first of all. Tomorrow we’ll see where we are and then we’ll do the best over the weekend.”

From autosport.comJames Allison: “With Kimi, very small things can distract a driver in qualifying. They need absolute focus in those very important laps. We just have to make sure we remove all the tiny operation defects on our side to give him a clear path to focus on a clean lap. It’s all we can do.”


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