F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Attack from 2nd Row at Sochi

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Attack from 2nd Row at Sochi

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Attack from 2nd Row at Sochi

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Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikonnen are looking forward to race opportunities Sunday at Sochi

The qualifying session ended and both drivers used 2 sets of hypersoft tires for their Q3 runs, but managed to make the cut in Q2 with the options (ultrasoft), which will be the ones they start on Sunday, thus being able to count on running a longer 1st stint for the 53-lap race.

Their Comments Saturday

SEB: I think the car today was better than yesterday. The session was fine, and I think we could use our car to its full potential, there was nothing wrong with it, but we just were not very fast enough. Nevertheless, the race is tomorrow, and if I can bring the good feeling I had towards the end of the session into the race, then I think we are in a good position. For sure, I want to do everything well and I think that there is a chance to overtake after the start. We need a good getaway-but not too good, otherwise you end up giving the other guy a tow.

KIMI: Today In qualifying our car was the best we have seen this weekend . On my last attempt in Q3 I had a pretty good lap going , but then one of the MercedesAMG backed off in front of me and the lap did not come together. The feeling with the car was pretty good, but obviously it was not enough. Overall, It looks like we are a bit behind here, and it has been like this all weekend so far. Obviously it is not ideal, but it is what it is. This is not an easy place to overtake, but tomorrow we will do our best and see what happens.

The Grid for Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix

POS
DRIVER
CAR
Q1
Q2
Q3
LAPS
1
VALTTERI
BOTTAS
MERCEDESAMG
1:32.964
1:32.744
1:31.387
17
2
LEWIS
HAMILTON
MERCEDESAMG
1:32.410
1:32.595
1:31.532
18
3
SEBASTIAN
VETTEL
FERRARI
1:33.476
1:33.045
1:31.943
18
4
KIMI
RÄIKKÖNEN
FERRARI
1:33.341
1:33.065
1:32.237
18
5
KEVIN
MAGNUSSEN
HAAS FERRARI
1:34.078
1:33.747
1:33.181
15
6
ESTEBAN
OCON
FORCE INDIA MERCEDES
1:34.290
1:33.596
1:33.413
17
7
CHARLES
LECLERC
SAUBER FERRARI
1:33.924
1:33.488
1:33.419
17
8
SERGIO
PEREZ
FORCE INDIA MERCEDES
1:34.084
1:33.923
1:33.563
16
9
ROMAIN
GROSJEAN
HAAS FERRARI
1:34.022
1:33.517
1:33.704
17
10
MARCUS
ERICSSON
SAUBER FERRARI
1:34.170
1:33.995
1:35.196
17
11
MAX
VERSTAPPEN
RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER
1:33.048
5
12
DANIEL
RICCIARDO
RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER
1:33.247
4
13
PIERRE
GASLY
SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO HONDA
1:34.383
8
14
CARLOS
SAINZ
RENAULT
1:34.626
6
15
NICO
HULKENBERG
RENAULT
1:34.655
6
16
BRENDON
HARTLEY
SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO HONDA
1:35.037
7
17
FERNANDO
ALONSO
MCLAREN RENAULT
1:35.504
6
18
SERGEY
SIROTKIN
WILLIAMS MERCEDES
1:35.612
6
19
STOFFEL
VANDOORNE
MCLAREN RENAULT
1:35.977
6
20
LANCE
STROLL
WILLIAMS MERCEDES
1:36.437
7

 

ESPN Full Coverage, Sunday, 30 September (all timed EDT)

On The Grid – Sunday, Sept. 30, 6:30a – ESPN2
Race – Sunday, Sept. 30, 7:05a – ESPN2
Encore – Sunday, Sept. 30, 8:30a – ESPNEWS
Encore – Monday, Oct. 1, 0.00a – ESPN2

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