Save red (and white) coat Kimi
The Finnish opened the hearts of all his fans for the stunning 6th time in Practice 1, returning to the normal life in FP2
Kimi, talk us through the day.
Kimi: A practice day.
What was the grip out there?
Kimi: Not very good.
The new power unit from Ferrari – what difference does it make?
Kimi: We’ll see
What about the tyres?
Kimi: Friday is Friday. Saturday is Saturday
The iconic red coats re one of the icons of the Quebec region: the Canadian forest troops give energy and sacristy to the role with their bright coloured uniform.
F1 Circus got another icon to put beside them: the Iceman Kimi Raikkonen. The Finn like Alonso, Vettel and Hamilton has been one the coolest drivers among the grid: a direct connection between thought and speech, an unrivalled cold-blooded character and a stunning race vision of strategy. Only one World Championship achieved didn’t have enough prestige to the Ferrari man.
What everyone should have learnt about Raikkonen is that is always capable of a thunder, especially when not expected. The Monza’s pole position when Seb was battling for lead rivalry and when the Cavallino announced Monegasque Leclerc for 2019 as his replacement, was a smashing bolt for every passionate of this sport; the lesson was served: the old lion wasn’t dead, it was just sleeping.
If you missed FP1 & FP2, we prepared for you the summary of Friday activities.
Sleep was needed at almost 40 years of life, including the militance in the two most winning of all times: under Ron Dennis and Jean Todt management, Kimi Matias has been literally squeezed through his love for alcohol and partying, troublesome team mates and nag cars. The Sauber comeback was the best option for the well-deserved scene exit.
In the day of Giovinazzi’s crash, the blonde man was capable of a decent 1.2 seconds off Lewis time: not bad for an Alfa Romeo still not constant into the midfield teams at every round of the calendar so far.
We started okay, it’s still not the best feeling with the car, but we tried a few different things for the second practice. We still have a lot of work to do and if we can go a few tenths quicker then we can move up some positions as it is very tight in the midfield
For the second practice the order was re-established: 1.4” off the two Ferrari in a very dirty Gilles Villeneuve circuit. Apart from that, the weekend isn’t still yet but far from being over: a few forget that Montreal it is a street circuit, so even much more suitable for a climb than the clunky Monaco.
But as the prince champion crashed the 44 car onto the wall, who can be sure that the old king 7 wasn’t just joking around?