The indicators of Räikkönen's development

By on Thursday, March 24, 2011

Kimi Räikkönen and Kaj Lindström left out Mexico. The new ICE1Racing team will now take part in its second rally in the World Rally Championship.

Many drivers in the top ten had problems in Mexico. If Räikkönen had been able to produce the same faultless performance as in the opening round of the World Rally Championship in Sweden, the final result would have surely been good.

- Admittedly, there could have been a good result there. Although there is a bit of a handicap because Portugal is our first gravel rally, while the others have had experience with the new cars in Mexico, his co-driver Lindström says.

Räikkönen made his Portugal debut a year ago and finished tenth. Räikkönen was much more competitive on his second attempt in Sweden. Does Lindström believe that this will also be the case in Portugal?

- I do not want to think too far in advance, but it is clear that progress has been made, and I do not think that in Kimi's case it will go backward in this rally. We drove one test day last week in France, we got a better setup and the driver goes to the car with a good feeling when it feels better in your hands, Lindström summarized.

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