F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Dominates FP at Monza
- “The Package is Molte Bene!”
Friday at Monza, the Sun and heat of Thursday gave way to dark clouds and rain showers for the 1st day of free practice at the Autodromo di Monza, aka the Temple of Speed.
In the 1st session, Scuderia Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen posted 28 laps on Pirelli’s intermediate tires, while his teammate Sebastian Vettel posted just laps, before a small issue with his spare gearbox put an end to his session.
Later, in the afternoon session Mr. Bettle set the best time ahead of Mr. Raikkonen on a dry track.
“Today it’s been a mixed day”, Mr. Vettel commented “as the morning session did not go smoothly, but in the afternoon it got better. The balance of the car is not perfect yet, but I believe we can work on it for tomorrow as the car seems to be working well. This morning we had a little problem with the car; I wanted to run, but we had to check the gearbox first. However, it was good we could run in the afternoon. In P2 I slid off at Parabolica, but managed to avoid touching the barrier, but I had just 1 slight nudge and came away with minor damage to the rear wing which had to be replaced. Apart from that, the car was fine. I am not entirely happy yet, but I know we can still improve because our car has big potential. I think we can do better tomorrow as the package is good, so we’ll see. We’ll keep doing our homework”.
“This morning” Kimi said “the session was held in the wet and we could only do a little running, but in the second practice, track conditions were back to normal. The conditions were the same for everybody, we cannot change the weather; I think that in the end we were quite lucky to have at least one session in the dry. Both compounds were OK, but obviously we did not do much mileage today. We are on yet another different track, so we obviously had some things to fine tune today, but it was not too bad for the first laps . Now we need to go through things and try to improve a bit for tomorrow”.
Qualifying Saturday, just after FP3.
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