Scuderia Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel ran different programme’s during Friday practice ahead of Sunday’s German Grand Prix at the Hockenheim circuit.
Raikkonen who goes into this weekend’s race in fourth place in the championship ended the day in sixth place and speaking following the afternoon of action he commented by saying:
On Friday it’s always difficult to have a clear idea of where you are, from tomorrow we’ll understand more, but the session today was not too bad. For sure there’s some work to be done to improve, but more or less we are about there. Obviously we want to be in the front, so this evening we are going to focus on fixing some things and improve in certain areas, then I’m sure we’ll be ok.
Sebastian Vettel goes into the race weekend in fifth place in the championship behind Raikkonen and ended both sessions on Friday in third place and speaking following the on track action he commented by saying:
Overall the outcome of the two sessions has been positive, but we still need to improve our car overnight and do some steps forward. I think the one-lap speed was ok, I haven’t seen much from the long runs, I have spent most of the afternoon on Soft tires and they were lasting quite long, so I think overall it was ok but we still have to improve. We have to work on the set up of the car, and bring it a bit better together, so that the car feels better for me on track and it suits my driving, then I can attack better and more. As for the new rules on radio communications, it makes it easier for us, in terms of remembering, so I think it is a straightforward decision.