11 April

Chinese Grand Prix - Shanghai,11 April 2015

Kimi Raikkonen: Im disappointed with the result, my car was behaving pretty well most of the time but in in my last run I was not able to put a good lap together. For some reason the handling of the car was different, more loose than in the previous laps and slippery on the rear especially in the first three corners. Its a shame because in the previous sessions I had been satisfied with the behaviour. My starting position for the race tomorrow its not ideal , but I expect to have the same good car weve had so far. Well try to do our best and Im sure that with a good start we can extract the best result out of the situation.

Sebastian Vettel: All in all it was a good session for us. We had only one real run in Q3 and were able to nail this run and put the car on P3. It is a shame that we couldnt put both cars side by side. As far as I was told, Kimi had some issues with traffic on the warm up lap and with these temperatures everybody is relaying on the out lap, to nail it on the flying one. The pace is there and I am very happy with this. We have to keep our feet on the ground, Mercedes is very quick, and for a reason, they have a great car and both drivers seem to do a good job. So this makes them difficult to beat. For us, though, I am happy where we are and I hope we can be a bit closer tomorrow. We also have to watch out for others. Never underestimate Williams, also Red Bull seems to be better this weekend: it will be a long race.

RAIKKONEN Chassis 312

VETTEL Chassis 311

RAIKKONEN Chassis 312
Q1 P2 1:37.790 Old Medium 5 lapsNew Soft 3 laps
Q2 P4 1:37.109 New Soft 3 laps
Q3 P6 1:37.232 Old Soft - 3 lapsNew Soft - 3 laps

VETTEL Chassis 311
Q1 P1 1:37.502 Old Medium 5 lapsNew Soft 3 laps
Q2 P3 1:36.957 New Soft 3 laps
Q3 P3 1:36.687 Old Soft - 3 lapsNew Soft - 3 laps

Weather: air 19/22 C, track 28/31 C. Sunny

Chinese Grand Prix Free Practice 3
Shanghai, 11 April In the final free practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix, dominated by Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes, the Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel (1.38.313) and Kimi Raikkonen (1.38.512) finished third and fourth. The English Mercedes driver did a 1.37.615 this morning, having been fastest in both Friday sessions too, with team-mate Nico Rosberg second in 1.37.841. The Ferrari duo started off on Medium tyres, working on set-up, before switching to the Soft compound for a qualifying simulation.

posted at 17:54:06 on 04/11/15 by webmaster - Category: races