15 April


Chinese Grand Prix - Shanghai Circuit, 15 April


Kimi Raikkonen: “It has been quite a difficult day overall, I was struggling to get the grip on the tires probably due to the wind. I was sliding a lot and this feeling was not very nice. When I put the Supersofts they seemed to work better, I had more grip and this helped to have a pretty good lap. We’ll see how the weather conditions turn out to be tomorrow, we’ll try to make a good day and then get the maximum out of the race.”

Sebastian Vettel: “Friday is not so important in terms of position but in terms of feeling. We had a decent day and the feeling with the car was ok, but we can still improve, especially the balance. Tonight we’ll have a lot of work to do, in order to get on top of everything. For sure to go for pole is always our goal, but it’s only Friday so I would’t stress too much. This track is quite brutal on tyres, I was sliding a lot and there was a lot of degradation. I looked at Kimi’s data and saw where he was faster. This afternoon we had different programmes and this is useful to make a comparison because we can learn from each other.”

RAIKKONEN Chassis 317 VETTEL Chassis 314
First Session P5 1:39.155 11 laps P3 1:38.665 12 laps
Weather: air 25/26 °C, asphalt 32/35 °C. Clear skies
Second Session P1 1:36.896 35 laps P2 1:37.005 33 laps
Weather: air 24/28 °C, asphalt 31/34 °C. Overcast
posted at 18:37:00 on 04/15/16 by webmaster - Category: races