Scuderia Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen lock out second row of the grid: right tyre choice, just a bit shy of speed in T3
KIMI (P4, best lap time 1’35”365 on Hypersofts, will start the race on Ultrasofts):
“It was a solid qualifying session and I think there was nothing wrong with the car today, nothing to complain about. In fact, it worked pretty well, we were only lacking a bit of speed especially in Sector 3; that’s where we were losing the most and it has been like that for all the week end. Our competitors were probably playing around a bit in the first part of the session, then in the end the margin was bigger. As for tomorrow, I can only say that we are going to do our best. We will start the race on the Ultrasoft tyres, which hs the choice all the top teams have made. We hadn’t tested that kind of compound before today, and in terms of race pace, we have some figures from Friday’s long runs, but practice is another story from the race itself and usually, on Sunday, the gaps close up a little bit.” – Scuderia Ferrari Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen concluded, as reported by the Maranello team’s official website earlier today, at the end of the qualifying session for the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.