Practice issue not a huge concern for Raikkonen

By on Friday, November 23, 2012

Lotus F1 Team

Kimi Raikkonen has said that his lost track time in FP1 was not a huge issue, even if it wasn't ideal.

The Finn only managed sixteen laps in the morning session.

"We had a problem in the morning but it’s just one of those things; you don’t want it to happen, but it’s not the end of the world. It’s unfortunate it took a while to fix as we missed time on track", he said.

"Other than that, it was a very normal Friday for us. It was quite difficult to find a good set-up so we tried quite a few things. Tricky is usually the way for our Friday’s and we’ve always been able to find a better set-up for Saturday so that’s exactly what we’ll try to do for tomorrow".

Romain Grosjean added that the team spent some time in anticipation of a wet race on Sunday.

"It was a very hot and sunny day which wasn’t so easy for the tyres as it was difficult to get them to work properly so we struggled a little bit", he said.

"Speed was not especially easy to find today, but we ran through our normal programme with a little bit of focus on a wet set-up as we know there’s rain forecast for Sunday. We only ran a little with the 2013 tyres in the morning; my initial impression is that they feel a bit better and you can notice they have a different construction. Our long run pace was good so let’s see what we can do tomorrow".


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