Kimi Raikkonen said that Ferrari had a normal opening day to their Mexican Grand Prix weekend where he finished the day in 6th and 5th respectively and speaking following his day in the car, the Iceman commented by saying:

“It was a normal Friday, trying different things and solutions to use in the car“Because of the high altitude the track conditions were not easy, always feeling a bit slippery. In some places it was ok while in some others it was a bit more difficult. Obviously you always want to have an easier and more straightforward day, with a better feeling from the beginning, but it’s the normal story on Friday. It’s the first practice and we can improve. In the evening we’ll go through everything, figure out what’s best and get ready for tomorrow”

Sebastian Vettel had an issue with his car when a fire extinguisher went off in his car. The German ended the opening session on Friday in fifth place and fourth in the second session with fastest time of 01:18.051s and speaking following the day of action he commented by saying:

This is a day in which we haven’t done it 100% right. A fire extinguisher went off in the middle of the run. Initially it just felt like burning, and then it turned out to be very cold, so I had to go back, but we couldn’t recover the time lost. This is a short track with a lot of traffic, so it is not ideal. Also, here it is tough to cool the car, the brakes, all the components, so if you are stuck behind someone else, it is quite bad. You want to be ahead of traffic and able to keep your pace. I think that keeping the temperatures as low as possible here will be tricky, but whoever succeeds the best will have the strongest pace. The car is quick, I just think it is important to find the right balance

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