Allison: Front end hurting Raikkonen

By on Saturday, August 23, 2014
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari technical director says that Kimi Raikkonen is being restricted by the front end issues plaguing the F14T.

Raikkonen's best result of the year was sixth in Hungary and he is currently a lowly 12th in the championship.

"I would say that we have had a car that is not especially easy to drive – that’s certainly true," he said.

"Particularly in Kimi’s case he doesn’t much like the front end of the car and Kimi’s a driver who likes to have a very strong and predictable front end to the car and then he’s able to make the most of the skill he had.

"That isn't something he’s found yet in Ferrari and we haven’t yet provided for him. That’s, I think, what we’re looking at."

Allison added that Ferrari's main aim is improving the organisation of the team.

"I don’t think Ferrari’s ever lacked for resource, it’s never lacked for quality of people, quality of drivers, so we have many of the key parts of being a successful team," he said.

"What all of us are trying to do, and Marco is spearheading that, is to identify the areas where we are not championship-leading material and to put them right.

"Most of those weaknesses are organisational and a tendency to have worked a bit short-term in the past. That’s the main area where we are trying to make sure that we bring out the best from all the manifest good things that are there at Maranello."

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