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Italian Grand Prix - Practice Quotes.

Kimi Raikkonen:

"I am pleased with how today went. Step by step, the car finally seems to respond well and I think we can be very quick here. The set-up is good and I don't think that any rain that might fall will represent a handicap. I will try and do my best, as always. The contract? I am happy to be part of this team, otherwise I wouldn't have signed! There's a good atmosphere between us all and I continue to enjoy the driving. So it was definitely not a difficult choice to stay for one more year. Even in the most difficult moments, we have continued to work hard and now we are moving in the right direction. I am sure the results will also come soon."


Robert Kubica:

"We could not run our programme as planned due to the bad weather conditions - especially in the morning. The conditions improved in the afternoon, although the drying track was still damp. With the conditions changing on every lap over the course of the session, evaluating the results is quite difficult. I hope we have better weather tomorrow."


Nick Heidfeld:

"The lap times don't look too bad, which was also the case when we were here for testing. But the balance of my car isn't as good yet as it was at the test. Certainly this has something to do with the lack of rubber on the tarmac after today's heavy rain. What happens with the weather over the weekend will prove crucial."


Lewis Hamilton:

"Obviously, it was very wet this morning so we only did the bare minimum of running - namely one installation lap. The afternoon's session started in slightly mixed conditions, the circuit was drying, but with damp patches, so there was little to gain from going out early. However, by the end of the session we got some useful mileage under our belts, and I'm happy with our progress."


Nico Rosberg:

"I think we have started the weekend well. In the morning session in the wet, we were pretty quick and I felt very comfortable in the car, so even if it rains in the race, we can be pretty strong here. We weren't too bad this afternoon in the drier conditions either, and despite the weather over the day, we managed to fit everything in, so practice was really well managed by the team. The car has good balance, but of course we still need to fine tune this a little bit. In terms of performance, we are definitely looking better than we have done of late. The Toyota engine is making a good contribution and because the car is performing well for this one-off low downforce race, we need to make the best of it."


Felipe Massa:

"I'm not 100% happy with the way things went today. I struggled a bit to find the right grip level on the first timed lap, unlike the others. So, this means we still have to work to get it right, but I am still confident. It all looks very close and we must always take into account the unknown regarding how much fuel everyone has run. I am happy that Kimi has extended his contract: we have a good relationship and it is important for a team to have stability."


Heikki Kovalainen:

"I'm happy that we managed to get some dry running in before the end of the session. The weather this morning was unbelievable - it's usually so bright and sunny at Monza. The rain meant that, like everyone, we didn't get to finish our run programme so we have a little bit more work to do tomorrow morning. Nonetheless, I'm happy with the progress we've made."


Mark Webber:

"The track dried out to an extent in the afternoon, which allowed everyone to do some dry race preparation. We know there's a bit of unsettled weather around this weekend. The track dries out differently in certain areas, so once we learned about that we were able to work more on our set up towards the end of the afternoon session. We got something out of today, so I'm looking forward to tomorrow."


Adrian Sutil:

"The first session was very difficult, even in the better conditions in the first 30 minutes. There were some dry and some wet patches and it was very difficult to see where you could go . Even in the second practice there were still some damp parts and it wasn't until the last minute that you could push hard. I am quite happy with the car and didn't really change anything from the set up we developed at the test. We also concentrated on getting the tyres to work. We had a good day and I feel quite confident, so let's see if we can have a good day tomorrow."


Sebastian Vettel:



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