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BELGIUM GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE RESULTS

kimi-raikkonen-belgp-210815-krs33PRACTICE TWO

Kimi fifth, Seb tenth – Scuderia Ferrari ended the second free practice session in Belgium with its drivers in fifth and tenth places courtesy of Kimi Raikkonen (1.50.461) and Sebastian Vettel (1.50.940) respectively. Fastest was Nico Rosberg, who posted a 1.49.385 in his Mercedes. The team focused on an evaluation of the Soft compound tyre and on finding the best set-up for tomorrow’s qualifying, while also keeping the race in mind. Temperatures are much higher than usual at this track, therefore the data acquired will be particularly useful. [via ferrarif1.com]

FP2 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m49.385s 19
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m49.687s 0.302s 23
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m50.136s 0.751s 15
4 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m50.399s 1.014s 18
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m50.461s 1.076s 23
6 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m50.461s 1.076s 21
7 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m50.489s 1.104s 21
8 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m50.709s 1.324s 18
9 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m50.928s 1.543s 24
10 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m50.940s 1.555s 23
11 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m50.971s 1.586s 21
12 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m51.037s 1.652s 24
13 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m51.117s 1.732s 25
14 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m51.250s 1.865s 25
15 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m51.317s 1.932s 16
16 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m51.588s 2.203s 26
17 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m51.854s 2.469s 16
18 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m52.570s 3.185s 14
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m54.065s 4.680s 17
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m54.253s 4.868s 14

PRACTICE ONE

Kimi fourth, Seb fifth – Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in the first free practice session for the 48th Belgian Grand Prix, which kicks off the second half of the season here at the Spa circuit. On the Belgian track, at the wheel of their SF15-Ts, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel were fourth (1.51.478) and fifth (1.51.866) respectively, behind the Mercedes duo of Rosberg (1.51.082) and Lewis Hamilton (1.51.324) and Daniel Ricciardo in the Red Bull (1.51.373.) The Ferrari men ran two sets of Medium tyres, both working on car set-up and an evaluation of different aerodynamic configurations. [via ferrarif1.com]

FP1 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m51.082s 19
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m51.324s 0.242s 24
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m51.373s 0.291s 18
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m51.478s 0.396s 23
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m51.866s 0.784s 21
6 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m51.960s 0.878s 18
7 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m52.158s 1.076s 27
8 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m52.421s 1.339s 26
9 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m52.423s 1.341s 20
10 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m52.511s 1.429s 19
11 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m52.539s 1.457s 15
12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m52.614s 1.532s 20
13 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m52.640s 1.558s 16
14 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m52.653s 1.571s 22
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m53.426s 2.344s 16
16 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m53.502s 2.420s 15
17 Jolyon Palmer Lotus/Mercedes 1m53.799s 2.717s 23
18 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m54.225s 3.143s 14
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m55.501s 4.419s 16
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m56.086s 5.004s 17

QUOTES

From ferrarif1.com – Kimi: “The day was not too bad, even if our programme was a bit affected by the red flags, but then it was the same for everybody. In the end we were able to do all the work we had planned. Regarding the tires we had had a little bit of blistering in the front, which obviously was not ideal, but not a disaster either, there are many things we can do for this. Tomorrow we’ll try our best and see what we can do for Sunday.”

From crash.net – Kimi: “We will try to do a good tomorrow and then obviously see what we can do on Sunday but it’s not been too bad so far. There were so many red flags but it’s the same for everybody. We’ve had a little bit of blistering on the front, which is not ideal but it’s not a big disaster.”  


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