CANADA GP – QUALIFYING RESULTS

kimi-cangp-060615-krs19Qualifying produced mixed fortunes for Scuderia Ferrari today in Montreal. Kimi Raikkonen secured third place with a lap in 1.15.014 at the end of a very closely contested session held under sunny skies at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit. Pole went to Lewis Hamilton, who produced a 1.14.393 in his Mercedes.

Sebastian Vettel was out of luck this afternoon in Canada. The German was stopped with an electrical problem at the start of Q1. The engineers managed to get him out on track with a few minutes remaining, but Seb encountered further issues with the electrical system, which meant he could do no better than 16th place with a time of 1.17.344. [via ferrari.com]

Final Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m14.393s
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m14.702s 0.309s
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m15.014s 0.621s
4 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m15.102s 0.709s
5 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m15.194s 0.801s
6 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m15.329s 0.936s
7 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m15.614s 1.221s
8 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m16.079s 1.686s
9 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m16.114s 1.721s
10 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m16.338s 1.945s
11 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m16.042s
12 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m16.262s
13 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m16.276s
14 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m16.620s
15 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m17.344s
16 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m17.886s
17 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m19.133s
18 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m19.157s
19 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m16.245s
20 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda

QUOTES

From crash.netKimi: “Obviously, we try to do our best and see what happens but it’s too early to start [talking about a victory]. Friday is Friday and the race is the race so, while it was a bit better in qualifying, we’re still only third. We’re usually a bit better off in the race, so at least we should be in a better position to go for it, but let’s see what happens. Overall, the weekend has been very good – as smooth as it can be with the conditions we’ve had here. It was a bit disappointing for the team that one car had some issue, but tomorrow is the race and usually we are a bit stronger there. We have to make a good start and go from there and see what comes out, but so far it has been pretty okay. Obviously, it’s not ideal as we want to be in front, but at least it’s better.”

From ferrari.comKimi“The car has been feeling good all weekend. We had no problems, apart from the one Sebastian had in qualifying, and everything ran smoothly. We have been making sure that all the small details were correct, we have learned from the past difficult races how small things can make a big change and enable you to get the result you want .We still have some work ahead, obviously we are not happy to finish third in the grid but in the race we’lll try to do better. It’s hard to say what will happen tomorrow but at least we did a better qualifying than normal and we’ll be in a better position for the race. So far it has been ok but tomorrow is the big day. I expect that we can be stronger and challenge for a competitive race . The weather has been tricky these days, so it will be a bit of uncertain tomorrow. Tonight we are going to analyse a lot of data and will try to make the right decisions”.


FIA PRESS CONFERENCE

Q: (Nicolangelo Cioppi – Il Cittadino Canadese) Kimi, what chance do you have to win tomorrow? Do you think you can win here in Montreal with your car now?

KR: Obviously we’ve made our lives much easier being this close to the front after qualifying so we just have to make a good start and see how it pans out but obviously nobody has done very long runs this weekend so it’s very difficult to know what will happen. I think we’re usually a bit stronger in the race so hopefully it’s the same story tomorrow but time will tell. We will do our best and see where we end up.

Q: (Paolo Ianieri – La Gazzetta dello Sport) Kimi, you’re squeezed between all the Mercedes engines so are you worried, during the race, that even the other Mercedes-powered cars can fight with you or do you think from your pace that you’ve shown, especially yesterday, that you could even be a big challenge for the two in front of you?

KR: It’s more or the less the same answer that I just gave. We can only do our best and we will see in the race, obviously, what will happen but we were pretty Ok in the long runs so I feel fine with it. But obviously the race is a different story and yes, we have all the Mercedes cars in front of us but it shows something, that we are doing something right to get there. But there’s still work to be done. Who knows? We will try to beat all of them and see what happens.


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One response

  1. Gio

    Kimi makes life difficult for himself. Lack of centration in races?

    Like

    June 7, 2015 at 7:19 pm

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