Japanese Grand Prix

8 October

  RAIKKONEN Chassis 317 VETTEL Chassis 314
Q1 P2 1:31.674 New Soft - 3 laps P1 1:31.659 New Soft - 3 laps
Q2 P4 1:31.406 New Soft - 3 laps P3 1:31.227 New Soft - 3 laps
Q3 P3 1:30.949 New Soft - 3 laps P4 1:31.028 New Soft - 3 laps
      New Soft - 3 laps     New Soft - 3 laps
Weather: air 24 °C, track 26 °C. Overcast
Sebastian Vettel
It has been a great result for us as a team; as for myself, obviously I messed up a bit in Q3 with the last sector, and lost a bit too much time. But, all in all, it has been a very good qualifying, our car has been handling well all through the sessions, due to a combination of many things, and it's satisfying to be with both cars ahead of the Red Bulls. For sure, tomorrow I'll have to start a bit further back because of the grid penalty, but this is what it is, we take it. Even so, I think the speed will help us to come back and then we'll see what we can do. I think it will be a close fight. Much will depend on how people handle their tires, because in the first stint everybody starts on the same compound, then we see how the strategies develop.

Japanese Grand Prix

7 October

Free Practice
  RAIKKONEN Chassis 317 VETTEL Chassis 314
First Session P4 1:33.817 17 laps P3 1:33.525 18 laps
Weather: air 23/24 °C, asphalt 27/32 °C. Overcast
Second Session P3 1:32.573 25 laps P5 1:33.103 34 laps
Weather: air 25 °C, asphalt 31/32 °C. Overcast
Sebastian Vettel
Overall,l I am not entirely happy with the balance of the car today, but I am sure this is something we can work on. I didn't try the Medium compound, we focused more on the Soft tyre in the morning, and on the very Hard tyre in the afternoon. We tried to do our homework, but the balance is not there yet. We will now need to look at the data and see where we are, also compared to the others. Ideally you would always love to have more grip around here, because it feels fantastic if you do, but I am sure we can tune the balance and distribute the grip a bit better, so that we will be in a better shape tomorrow. As for race expectations, a podium finish is always possible, there might even be rain at some point. It sure doesn't help if you start further at the back (because of the grid penalty), but overtaking is possible, even if it is not so easy.

Malaysian Grand Prix

2 October

  Pos. Time Gap Laps FL Lap
RAIKKONEN 4th 1:37:41.561 + 28.785 56 1:37.466 47
  1st stop Lap 20 New Hard
  2nd stop Lap 32 Old Hard
  3rd stop Lap 40 Old Soft
Weather: air 34/36 °C, asphalt 50/ 58 °C. Clear skies
Sebastian Vettel
We had a good start, then I was going side by side with Max. We were both battling for position into turn one. Nico in the front was turning in and he obviously decided to pick his line, which is absolutely fair and in his right. At that point with the speed I had I couldn't slow down anymore and I was also pushed by Max to the right. I did my best under braking but I couldn't avoid the impact. It was an unfortunate chain reaction which ruined my race and Nico's one. I can't do more than apologize to Nico, because the accident had nothing to do with him being in front. I think it was different to the case in Spa with Max and Kimi, as Max and I were trying to fight for turn 1, and Nico was trying to do a different thing ahead. I don't have to comment on what Max said afterwards.

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