Positive results obtained by the Scuderia Ferrari Team during the pre-season test session Formula One (F1) 2018 at Catalunya Circuit, Barcelona. No doubt, that thing was also greeted happily by their racer, Kimi Raikkonen, who assessed his land jet has worked in accordance with what he expected.
At the trial session in Catalunya, Raikkonen recorded the fastest time of 1 minute 17.223 seconds and occupy the second position of the overall result. The Finn was only 0.039 seconds adrift of teammate Sebastian Vettel, who finished first.
Seeing the extraordinary performance shown by the two Ferrari riders at Catalunya, many people have speculated that the Italian manufacturer team will be a tough competitor to Mercedes this season. Meanwhile, for Raikkonen himself, the brilliance of appearing in Catalunya according to him cannot be separated from the performance of Ferrari brand-new car, the SF71H.
Raikkonen considered that the SF71H is like a complete package on race cars. He also explained that the car gave him a good feeling that can perform maximumly. Nevertheless, Raikkonen did not deny that SF71H still needs some improvement in order to be able to expend all its potential.
According to him, it is a natural thing, because even the winning car still needs an update in order to continue to excel from its competitors. Raikkonen certainly did not want Ferrari left behind from Mercedes as happened last season.
“Overall, I feel we have a great package. It’s pretty easy to drive and it reacts to various settings changes. His car gave me a good feeling. In fact, if there are many things to improve. However, that’s normal with any car. In fact, if you win the race, there is always something to improve, “explained Raikkonen, a report from F1I.
“I think we had a positive last day in trials in Catalunya. It’s a good feeling. This is very reliable and we will see the development of the circuit to the circuit, “said Raikkonen.
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