Another busy schedule of setup tweaks and tyre analysis set the tone for Free Practice 2 at the circuit Gilles-Villeneuve this afternoon, with Kimi and Romain continuing the extensive testing programme of the morning

Kimi Räikkönen, E20-03
  • Position: P15
  • Best Time: 1:16.562
  • Laps Completed: 33
For a full run-down of the session’s final standings.
The rain which had threatened to wreak havoc during the second of today’s sessions never arrived, as the cool and overcast conditions from the morning remained giving the teams a consistent platform for data collection and setup testing.
As the green lights appeared signalling the start of afternoon running in Montréal, Kimi and Romain once again took to the circuit immediately to gain as much track time as possible – the Finn on a used set of super soft tyres, the Frenchman on scrubbed softs.
With the first runs completed – Kimi setting the early pace in the session – the 2007 World Champion joined his team-mate with a switch to the yellow marked soft compound Pirelli tyres as the pair continued to rack up the laps.

With running back underway, both Kimi and Romain headed back out for long runs on scrubbed sets of soft tyres, setting consistent if unspectacular times as the team sought to analyse the E20 rather than aiming for outright pace.A distinct sense of déjà vu swept through the paddock shortly afterwards, as the red flags emerged for the second time of the day – this time for Bruno Senna’s Williams, which had suffered a heavy impact with the infamous ‘Wall of Champions’ on the exit of the final corner.
Perhaps the team’s Canadian Grand Prix Twitter campaign promoting #GroundHogDay as a tagline will prove to be rather apt this weekend, as a double dose of familiar happenings came in the form of the session’s final result.
As the afternoon’s running came to its conclusion, Kimi ended the day in P15 with a best time of 1:16.562 from 33 laps, while Romain crossed the line to finish narrowly ahead of his team-mate; his best effort of 1:16.360 from 29 laps good enough for P14. 

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