Raikkonen: More to come from Ferrari

By on Sunday, April 19, 2015
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen says there is more to come from Ferrari after he ended his podium drought at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Raikkonen took advantage of a late brake problem to move into second position to stand on the podium for the first time since he raced for Lotus in 2013.

Both Mercedes drivers used the Prime tyre for the final stint of the race but Raikkonen used the Prime compound during the second segment of the race, allowing him to switch to the Options for the final stint.

But the Finn believes that Ferrari will soon be able to challenge Mercedes on pure pace, rather than merely adopting an alternate strategy

"I don’t think it’s the only way," Raikkonen said when asked by F1Zone.net if a different approach was Ferrari's sole chance of beating Mercedes.

"Obviously on some circuits we can get closer, some not, but I think obviously the first step is to improve our package, that will happen in the future and hopefully get closer.

"One step is to qualify more higher up, make better starts and go from there. I think we had a pretty decent speed today but obviously if you’re behind any cars and you lose any seconds, you will pay a price for it in the end.

"I think we just have to keep working and improving the whole package and how we do things. I’m sure we will get there and we can fight for wins every weekend after that."


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