Split programmes for the two SF16-H
Sebastian Vettel ended the second free practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix with the second fastest time of 1.14.469, set on the Ultrasoft tyres. In the other Ferrari, Kimi Raikkonen did a 1.15.234, good enough for eighth place, on the same compound. Unlike his team-mate, Raikkonen spent the first part of the session doing a long run on the Soft tyres. The two men ran different fuel loads and different qualifying and race configurations on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, where the fastest time was posted by Lewis Hamilton, who did a 1.14.212 in the Mercedes.
Sebastian Vettel – FP1: 1:15.243, P3; FP2: 1:14.469, P2
“The car felt ok today, but it was quite nervous, which is normal around this track with all the curbs and the bumps. But overall it was a good day, all the things we brought seem to work, even if I am not yet entirely happy. But then show me one driver that is entirely happy with the car on Friday…you always have the feeling you can improve.”
Kimi Raikkonen – FP1: 1:15.618, P5; FP2: 1:15.234, P8
“It was not an easy day, one of those days when you keep making changes and nothing seems to work exactly as you hoped. We struggled to make the car handling better but we did not manage to do it. It’s difficult to talk about the updates in the car, we are in a different place and in different conditions, but as I said before we wouldn’t use new parts if they didn’t improve the car. Today we tried many different things, now we have to go through them, analyse all data and pick the right things for tomorrow.”