An Exploratory Friday – Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel finished fifth and seventh fastest respectively in their SF15-Ts in the second free practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix on this first day of track action.
Raikkonen completed 30 laps, the quickest in 1.25.134, while Vettel did 26. Both men worked on set-up and car balance. They ran both Pirelli compounds, Medium and Soft on the scorching hot Hungarian track, with temperatures hitting the 53 degree mark. Having been quickest in the morning, Lewis Hamilton topped the time sheet again for Mercedes in 1.23.949. Behind him came the Red Bulls of Danil Kvyat (1.24.300_ and Daniel Ricciardo (1.24.451.)
|2||Daniil Kvyat||Red Bull/Renault||0.351s||29|
|3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull/Renault||0.502s||16|
|6||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso/Renault||1.650s||37|
|11||Max Verstappen||Toro Rosso/Renault||1.986s||19|
A Busy Morning – The Ferraris ended the first free practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix, which sees the Formula 1 World Championship up and running again after a three week break, this time at the twisty track on the outskirts of Budapest.
Quickest was the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton (1.25.141) and Nico Rosberg (1.25.250,) ahead of Raikkonen in the SF15-T (1.25.812.) On his final lap, the Finn lost the front wing after going over a kerb. Vettel set the sixth fastest time having spent a good part of the session in the pits with an electrical problem that manifested itself on the installation lap. He got back on track, completing 14 laps with a best in 1.26.395.
|4||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull/Renault||0.912s||20|
|5||Daniil Kvyat||Red Bull/Renault||0.929s||17|
|7||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso/Renault||1.586s||25|
|8||Sergio Perez||Force India/Mercedes||1.635s||14|
|10||Max Verstappen||Toro Rosso/Renault||1.793s||27|
|13||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India/Mercedes||2.176s||11|
From ferrarif1.com – Kimi: “It was not a very clean day, in fact it was a slightly different Friday than normal. We had some issues and missed some running, but we were more or less able to follow our program. The feeling with the car was not too bad and the tyres were behaving pretty ok, but the laptimes are still not right. I don’t know exactly what happened with my front wing, it just broke suddenly and came off damaging the tyre. The team is looking into it and hopefully they will find out the reason. Today it was only Friday, we had been trying many different things to see where we are. I think we can improve for tomorrow and find a bit more speed for the rest of the weekend.”
From f1i.com – Kimi: “It [the front wing] just broke suddenly. Obviously it damaged the front wheel, the front tyre and rear tyre. I don’t know what happened, it just came off. I’m not scared. Obviously it’s not ideal when the front wing breaks but we don’t know the reason yet. At least I don’t know, the team is looking in to it and hopefully we’ll find the reason for it.”
From crash.net – Kimi: “It doesn’t feel too bad but obviously lap times are still not great. We had some issues today so it would have been better if we had run without those. We missed some laps … but it’s a normal Friday really, we’ll try and move forward from where we are and we’ll see tomorrow how we do.”
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Video: Kimi has a front wing failure and puncture on T12 exit in FP1
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