signs Friday pointed to the place of Ferrari in the Grand Prix of Great Britain was closest to the third step that the second they have occupied a large part of the season. The Italian team not only has not been able to compete with Mercedes, if not that, even with Red Bull, and the third line was the best to get given that none of his rivals failed.
Kimi Räikkönen will be again the best-placed team on the grid, from which will come out in fifth place. Far from being pleased, the Finnish believed that the results are not good for Ferrari, and was unhappy with his performance in Q2, where he committed several errors that were nearly cost him the elimination.
“Fifth and sixth is not what we want. we’re Not happy with our result today, but it’s the best we could get. We know our limits in this track, and where we suffer. The layout of the circuit and the conditions we do not make it too easy, and we are a bit stuck with things that we can do. This afternoon, the feelings of the car have been the best of the whole weekend, but obviously we have not been fast enough”.
“In Q2 I compliqué life by doing a spin at the beginning of my stint, and then block any of the front wheel on the next spin. I Was able to get through to Q3, but these things should not happen. The race conditions are always different and can change a lot here. We’re usually stronger in the race, and we hope that tomorrow will be the same. We will try to make a good exit, make the tyres work and make the right decisions”.
the renewal of The champion of 2007 with Ferrari, has also been a reason of issue after the classification. The finn expressed clearly his relief after having solved the situation, and considers that it can still deliver good performance.
“it is Obviously easier. The people have ceased to ask the same question. would Not have signed the contract if you were not happy here, if you don’t think that I can fly well. The rest does not change, really. We go to every race in the same way. Just makes it easier for us, these things cease to bother you. Obviously I’m very happy for it. I am pleased to see people disappointed! In regard to the coming year, it is a different story, with different rules, but we can take the time and start talking about contracts at the end of the year, usually”.
Several positions behind Räikkönen will Sebastian Vettel. The German rider suffered in the last session of free their second break of the gearbox of the weekend, which condemned in a penalty of 5 positions on the grid. In addition, the German signed a Q3 a little disappointing, in sixth place and away from the time of Räikkönen, so it will take the output from the eleventh position.
The four-time champion of the world he was critical of the performance of his car at Silverstone, though he believes that the race pace is good enough to gain some positions in Sunday:
“I am Not happy with my lap, the car was better this morning. I was making a turn very good, but I went too strong in Stowe in the first attempt, and in the second I went long in turn 1. In this circuit it seems that we are a little behind. We have taken good steps in the past, but perhaps not enough, more if we compare with other teams, so we still have a lot to catch to the front”.
“We have to make the car faster, putting more downforce, to make it more efficient at the same time, and add a bit of power. The pace is there, we don’t start the race where we belong, and that is why I am sure that we can make good progress. We might have some rain, but we have to keep calm and just run and enjoy”.
The breakage of the gearbox, the third in just over a week after suffering a failure is identical in Austria, brings head to Ferrari and the German pilot, who urges the team to investigate it thoroughly to avoid new cases in the coming events:
“Replacing the gearbox is something that we have to accept, is not something that is in your head when you start a career. The problems that we’ve had yesterday and today they are a weakness, and it is something that we have to stop. I think that in other times was more a consequence of other things that happened, especially the first one (accident in China). Are not made for accidents. But the problem that we’ve had these days is something new, and we must fix it. Maybe it’s something related to the circuit, (in both cases) occurred at the same point. It is a very high priority, it has cost us five positions today, and if it passes in the race, you leave”.