Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen Formula One Team’s Kimi Raikkonen says the conditions on track in Turkey were tricky as he ended the day at Instanbul Park in 16th place and speaking following the action he commented saying:
Track conditions were the biggest challenge this morning, even though we managed to do all we were planning to achieve. The day wasn’t very warm, the tyres were hard and the tarmac new, and this combination made everything really slippery. It’s still very difficult to get a proper feel for the car, although it was promising to see how better it all got with every lap, but in the end it is the same for everybody. Of course, tomorrow it could rain and we have seen how even more slippery the tarmac gets when it’s wet, so we’ll just need to wait and see in what conditions we will run in qualifying.”
Antonio Giovinazzi commented on the action saying:
The track looks really nice but the conditions were so, so slippery. It was very difficult to put it all together, it was probably the worst I felt in a Formula One car today – but at least it was the same for everyone. Tomorrow could be even worse, if it rains or it gets even colder, so we will see what happens. The first few laps in FP1 were really difficult, FP2 was a bit better as the track improved a little. These conditions can be an opportunity for us, everything can happen: we will need to be sharp and put a good lap together in qualifying.