Although Felipe Massa had more reason to be dissatisfied with his first day of running at Spa-Francorchamps, Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen was also less than happy with his efforts.

The topped the morning practice session by half a second from the McLaren duo, but was frustrated with fourth place after lunch, in a session headed by Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.

"I was satisfied with the way things went this morning, but a bit less happy about the afternoon - that would sum up my day," Raikkonen confirmed, "This morning, the car balance was very good, but we struggled a bit in the second session to find the right settings. We need to get the package we have to work better."

Team-mate Massa propped up the times in the opening 90-minute outing, having gone off on his first flying lap. As with Raikkonen at Monza, the incident was blamed on driver error by the Ferrari hierarchy - and Massa did not disagree.

"Despite losing time this morning, in the end we can call this a good day," he said, "We did some useful work on set-up and on the balance of the car, and on a comparison of the two types of Bridgestone tyre available to us. From what we could see, we are working in the right direction. Now, we have to analyse the data very carefully to be as well prepared as possible for tomorrow's qualifying and for Sunday's race."

Technical director Luca Baldisserri admitted that generating sufficient temperatures in the F2007's Bridgestones had been the only problem on the opening day, Massa's off aside.

"Overall, this Friday has not thrown up anything different to any other first days of practice at the previous grands prix," he reported, "We are struggling a little to do a good time on the first lap on new tyres, but our consistency in terms of performance over a long run is encouraging. We carried out the usual Friday tasks, comparing various aerodynamic and set-up options, as well as looking at the performance of the tyres."

 

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