Ricciardo: Ferrari came out pretty strong

By on Tuesday, February 10, 2015
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Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo believes that Ferrari came out of the first test at Jerez 'pretty strong' after the Italian team topped the timesheets at the Spanish circuit.

Kimi Raikkonen set the quickest time of the week while Ricciardo's former team-mate, Sebastian Vettel, finished both of his days in the SF15--T atop the times.

"The first test you try to just worry about yourself, but of course we're aware of what Mercedes did, and the lap time Ferrari put down," Ricciardo told the Australian Grand Prix podcast.

"We expect nothing less of Mercedes to be honest, but Ferrari looked like they came out pretty strong.

"For now they look good, but it's one of those things. It's still early, and Jerez is a place that a) we don't race at, and b) we never drive in conditions that are like five-to-eight degrees. And the track is really, really abrasive there; the tarmac is a lot more aggressive than any other track.

"So they look good, but are they going to be the same once we start racing? I think Barcelona will get us a step closer to that, and then we'll see where we are. But I'm not taking anything away from them; I think they've come out in good form."

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