Raikkonen hoping to maintain 'good feeling'

By on Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen says he is hoping to maintain a 'good feeling' into this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix after making progress with the Ferrari F14T at the most recent race in Singapore.

While Raikkonen could finish only eighth at Marina Bay, the Finn expressed his positivity over his feeling with the Ferrari F14T and is eager to see if that momentum can be carried forward to Suzuka.

"In Singapore, we finally had the speed to put together a quick single flying lap in qualifying, as the car behaved the way I’d been hoping for," he said.

"It was just a shame we could not maximise the performance of the car because of a minor issue before the last flying lap. It meant we could not do much in the race, as I was stuck in traffic and couldn’t exploit my pace. But for me, the positive thing that weekend was I finally had a good feeling from the car, something I had been waiting for a long time this year.

"[Suzuka] is a high power circuit, but also technically very challenging. So we are looking forward to see how our car goes there compared to the front running teams.

"I like Suzuka a lot. It’s an old-school type of racing circuit, the sort that always gives me the best feeling. I’d have to say my favourite is Spa-Francorchamps, but Suzuka comes very near in my ranking."

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