Alfa Romeo devoted the primary coaching session to the finalization of the automotive, and within the second they ready for the qualification and race. The group once more labored with three riders – throughout the day as an alternative of Antonio Giovinazzi, check driver Robert Kubica sat behind the wheel.
Kimi Raikkonen (14th): “The machine behaved properly contemplating the completely different situations within the first coaching session and within the a part of the second session after I participated. As all the time, we now have one thing so as to add, and we’ll attempt to do it.
Because of the automotive fireplace, I didn’t drive many laps with full tanks. It is unhealthy, however the issue was with the engine, which we have been going to exchange anyway. The mechanics should work, however all the things needs to be superb tomorrow. “
Antonio Giovinazzi (seventeenth): “A comparatively calm Friday, though a protracted collection of laps needed to be interrupted because of the purple flags. I rapidly bought right into a rhythm, getting again behind the wheel after lacking my first exercise. As all the time, we now have room for enchancment, but when we make the specified progress, then all the things needs to be higher. Let’s examine what awaits us in qualification. “
Robert Kubica (fifteenth in first session): “Fascinating and fairly profitable day. Every little thing went properly till Kimi had an issue. Within the first session, there was loads to check – primarily to judge the effectiveness of latest merchandise and to know the right way to modify the automotive.
The day turned out to be tough for the mechanics, they needed to substitute loads in a short while, however they coped. Within the first session, the asphalt was dusty and scorching, however I’m happy. It is all the time nice to drive a Method 1 automotive, particularly after I’ve pushed it in Bahrain. “