Austrian Grand Prix - A good day at the office

7 Jul 2017

Seb (2nd) and Kimi (6th) gear up for Spielberg: “We’ve made some improvements”

Spielberg – A short burst of rain between P1 and P2 did not prevent Scuderia Ferrari drivers from going through their planned programme, as the afternoon session stayed dry throughout. Sebastian ended up P2 and Kimi P6 in a session where familiarisation was more crucial than lap times. “Today we did a lot of laps and learnt a lot about the car,” commented Seb. “We had a good feel with it and that is what we need. So, we’ll see what we can do tomorrow. We understood the problems we had in Baku, but here it’s completely different. The weather and the asphalt temperature are not the same as they were there. Today it is still difficult to judge, but the car is very good and we made some improvements. We proceed step by step; tomorrow we’ll have another free practice session and then we’ll see”. Kimi had a slightly more troublesome day, but in the end he was not worried about the remainder of the weekend: “It was a very normal day, trying different solutions and seeing how they went. We struggled a bit with some things, but we know what is going on and we should be able to fix it. It was one of those Fridays, not great and not bad either. Obviously it could have been a bit better and straightforward, but it’s only the first day of practice. I don’t think it will be very difficult with tires as long as we do the normal things; it’s a very similar story as any other race. Now we have to go through everything and improve for tomorrow”.


Pos

Driver

Car

Time

Gap

Laps

1

Lewis
Hamilton

Mercedes

1:05.483

30

2

Sebastian
Vettel

Ferrari

1:05.630

+0.147s

50

3

Valtteri
Bottas

Mercedes

1:05.699

+0.216s

41

4

Max
Verstappen

Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer

1:05.832

+0.349s

33

5

Daniel
Ricciardo

Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer

1:05.873

+0.390s

27

6

Kimi
Räikkönen

Ferrari

1:06.144

+0.661s

54

7

Kevin
Magnussen

Haas Ferrari

1:06.591

+1.108s

43

8

Fernando
Alonso

McLaren Honda

1:06.732

+1.249s

27

9

Nico
Hulkenberg

Renault

1:06.735

+1.252s

42

10

Romain
Grosjean

Haas Ferrari

1:06.763

+1.280s

52

11

Esteban
Ocon

Force India Mercedes

1:06.849

+1.366s

50

12

Stoffel
Vandoorne

McLaren Honda

1:06.859

+1.376s

37

13

Daniil
Kvyat

Toro Rosso

1:06.906

+1.423s

34

14

Felipe
Massa

Williams Mercedes

1:07.065

+1.582s

50

15

Carlos
Sainz

Toro Rosso

1:07.100

+1.617s

24

16

Lance
Stroll

Williams Mercedes

1:07.468

+1.985s

46

17

Sergio
Perez

Force India Mercedes

1:07.509

+2.026s

41

18

Jolyon
Palmer

Renault

1:07.623

+2.140s

7

19

Pascal
Wehrlein

Sauber Ferrari

1:08.782

+3.299s

49

20

Marcus
Ericsson

Sauber Ferrari

1:08.870

+3.387s

51

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