Raikkonen not concerned by test issues

By on Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen has played down mechanical issues which have cost him and Ferrari track time during testing, after the Finn was hit by a gearbox problem on Tuesday.

Raikkonen ended the opening day of the second test in fourth spot on the Medium tyres but missed two hours of running due to the gearbox problem in his SF16-H.

"It is normal to have some little issues during testing like we had with the gearbox today, but I am not concerned as we have time to fix it," he said.

"That's the purpose of testing, learning new things and trying something different.

"We still have something to be done of course but it is a normal process this time of the year. It is a different story when we go racing.

"We will know pretty soon what will happen in Australia but so far the car feels good.

"I have no idea what the others are doing, lap times may vary with different tyres and fuel levels, but we know what we are doing and we are pretty happy with the way the car is handling.

"I think we have a very good package, time will tell if it is good enough."

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