kimi-austriagp-190615-krs9PRACTICE TWO

In the second free practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix, the team concentrated on long runs looking ahead to the race. The weather forecast for Sunday is currently very different to the conditions expected for qualifying and this means it will be very complicated to select the best set-up, but the team acquired a lot of useful data. Come the end of this afternoon’s 90 minute session, Sebastian Vettel was fastest with a 1.09.600. He stopped running 15 minutes before the end so the team could carry out some checks on his car. Behind the German came Nico Rosberg, who did a 1.09.611 in the Mercedes, while in the other SF15-T, Kimi Raikkonen was third with a 1.09.860. [via]

FP2 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m09.600s 28
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m09.611s 0.011s 50
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m09.860s 0.260s 41
4 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m09.914s 0.314s 44
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m10.137s 0.537s 49
6 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m10.160s 0.560s 49
7 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m10.267s 0.667s 38
8 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m10.356s 0.756s 48
9 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m10.495s 0.895s 39
10 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m10.585s 0.985s 46
11 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m10.631s 1.031s 50
12 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m10.686s 1.086s 48
13 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m10.744s 1.144s 40
14 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m10.746s 1.146s 34
15 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m11.011s 1.411s 42
16 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m11.517s 1.917s 17
17 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m11.676s 2.076s 38
18 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m11.919s 2.319s 17
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m12.522s 2.922s 34
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m13.094s 3.494s 34


Mixed fortunes for the Scuderia Ferrari drivers in the first free practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix, eighth round of the World Championship here at the Red Bull Ring.

Kimi Raikkonen had a trouble-free time, finishing third fastest with a 1.11.028, while Sebastian Vettel was sidelined after just four laps, with a transmission problem. Fastest was Nico Rosberg, who posted a 1.10.401 ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton (1.10.709.) [via]

FP1 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m10.401s 36
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m10.709s 0.308s 28
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m11.028s 0.627s 22
4 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m11.452s 1.051s 26
5 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m11.633s 1.232s 28
6 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m11.642s 1.241s 31
7 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m11.724s 1.323s 29
8 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m11.825s 1.424s 38
9 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m11.890s 1.489s 29
10 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m11.905s 1.504s 37
11 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m11.948s 1.547s 32
12 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m12.004s 1.603s 34
13 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m12.031s 1.630s 36
14 Jolyon Palmer Lotus/Mercedes 1m12.050s 1.649s 27
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m12.159s 1.758s 30
16 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m12.920s 2.519s 30
17 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m13.272s 2.871s 10
18 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m13.937s 3.536s 29
19 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m15.459s 5.058s 11
20 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m15.684s 5.283s 4


From “We did a normal Friday but then only did one lap on the super-soft. I would have preferred to run it on the long run but I destroyed it myself. We tried to run it on the other car but I don’t think they could run as long as they wanted, so it’s one of those things that didn’t pan out as we wanted. We did the soft long run and more or less everything is OK – still some things to improve and work on but not too bad. We’ll see on Sunday.”

From ferrarif1.comKimi: “It has been a good day of work, but it’s only Friday and it’s difficult to know where we are compared to our opponents: because of the layout of the track here all the cars are closer to each other. Unfortunately I could only run one lap with the Supersoft: I was going a bit fast and I ran wide, then I destroyed the right front tire by locking it. It was a pity, I would have preferred to do the long run with this compound. I did it with the Soft compound and even if I was a bit stuck in traffic it was more or less ok. Now we have to wait and see what happens tomorrow. We have to make sure that everything works well, then start from there and do a good job over the weekend.”



Onboard Kimi:

Run-wide and lock-up:


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