Kimi Räikkönen – "The E20’s strong point always seems to be its race pace"

P10 and P11 for Kimi on the opening day of the European Grand Prix weekend, and the Finn is already focused on finding those elusive fractions of a second to propel his E20 up the grid in qualifying…

Kimi, how was the first day of running in Valencia?

It was a pretty normal Friday. The car feels okay and there were no issues. The wind was a bit of a factor in the morning but it was better in the afternoon. It hurts you in some places around the lap, but it makes it better in other places. At the end of the day it’s the same for everyone. As a first day we haven’t started too badly, so let’s hope the rest of the weekend is the same.

How did the car feel in terms of race pace in the afternoon session?

I was stuck in traffic for quite a bit of my long run in the second session, so I wasn’t able to go as fast as the car was capable of. Anyway, we don’t have any issues on that front as our race pace is usually pretty good, so it’s not a big deal.

Is there a focus to find improvements for qualifying?

The E20’s strong point always seems to be its race pace but of course we are looking to make it quicker in qualifying. Let’s see how it is tomorrow morning and we’ll do whatever’s necessary to make it faster. We’ll make a few changes to the car for sure, but I think we’re pretty much okay. We just need more speed over a single lap; it’s a simple as that

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