Ask Gary Anderson: Why is Raikkonen stronger in race trim?

Ask Gary Anderson: Why is Raikkonen stronger in race trim?

Why does a driver's performance differ between Saturday and Sunday, what's with Hamilton's unique energy harvesting technique, will next year's cars be more physical and is a lack of testing hurting drivers?

What are the major differences in qualifying pace versus race pace? We have generally seen Kimi Raikkonen qualify poorly and then his race pace is much better, whereas Lewis Hamilton is constantly on it whether it be qualifying or the race. Is it simply down to the car being less aggressive over a race distance and more manageable?

Steven Eaglesham, via email

For qualifying you need the tyres to give you the grip after only one warm-up lap. To achieve this is quite difficult, especially getting the fronts working.

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