The curtain has come down on the fourth day of pre-season testing in Barcelona, with Kimi Raikkonen on driving duty since yesterday for Scuderia Ferrari, at the wheel of the SF16-H. Kimi’s best time over the day was a 1.23.477, set on the new Ultrasoft tyres, before the lunch break. In the afternoon, he only ran for about an hour, because of the time required to change the radiators. He covered a total of 80 laps.
Testing resumes at this circuit from Tuesday 1 March. The timetable has Kimi driving the first and third days, with Seb Vettel at the wheel on Wednesday and Friday.
Kimi Raikkonen: “It was a normal test with different kind of tyres, but it is always different from what you see at the races. We have a new car here and there is always something to try, to test. So it is necessary to check everything. Testing time is painful, but it is better to do checks beforehand than having big problems during the Championship. I don’t know if this is going to be a good car, no one can tell, but it seems to be a good car even if there are still many things to try out. We don’t look at what the other teams do, we do our stuff and get ready. It’s up to us to make sure we are in a good position. There is a good potential but we can still improve.”