Raikkonen targets race simulation

By on Thursday, February 27, 2014
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen says he has 'seen worse winters' than the 2014 pre-season tests but is keen to conduct a race simulation on Saturday.

Raikkonen was third fastest on the first day of the final pre-season test but stopped out on track during the closing stages.

The Finn will drive the Ferrari F14 T on Saturday for the final time before the Australian Grand Prix.

"Before I leave Sakhir, it’s planned that I should do a race distance and that’s the only thing I’m missing," he said.

"Today we chose to concentrate on some of the many things we still have to work on and we won’t assess the winter testing until the final day, when we will put together all the data we have gathered. What I can say is that I have been through worse winters than this."

Raikkonen insists that drivers will adapt to the new regulations.

"It’s been years now that we haven’t been able to drive flat out from start to finish," he said.

"First you had to look after the engines, then it was the tyres. You are never pushing 100% on every lap because there is always something you have to keep an eye on. We will also get used to the 2014 situation, but we have to start racing before worrying about it."

Fernando Alonso will test the F14 T on Friday.

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