Raikkonen denies brake-by-wire issues

By on Thursday, March 27, 2014
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen has denied that he is having problems with the brake-by-wire system in his Ferrari F14T.

A Ferrari press release distributed prior to the Malaysian Grand Prix quoted the Finn as saying he was encountering problems with the new braking system in his car, but Raikkonen denied such feelings.

"I don't know where that came from, it's not the issue and there is nothing wrong with the system," said Raikkonen. "Somebody asked me about it after the race and I said it's no issue, so it's not true. It is mainly just set-up and getting the car as I like it to run.

"We are making some new stuff for me and hopefully when we get those it will be easier and I'll get some more feeling in the front end. It's not been the ideal start, but it's going to be a long year and I'm sure we can keep progressing."

Raikkonen, who revealed that he had not spent any time in the simulator between races, is not expecting a massive improvement from Ferrari this weekend.

"I think we are more or less where we finished in Australia. Every circuit is different and obviously it is very hot and humid here, with slightly different tyres," he said.

"I have no idea, even from the past years it was very difficult to say race to race and with the new rules it will still be hard to say. Hopefully we can get a slightly better feeling and overall have a bit more experience on how everything will run."


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