View Full Version : 02/14 Kimi - Room for improvement

02-14-2008, 12:24 PM
After dominating recent tests in Bahrain, world champion Kimi Raikkonen says Ferrari's F2008 still has room for improvement.

Ferrari joined Toyota for six days of testing in the Middle East over the past two weeks, with the Scuderia claiming a clean-sweep of the timesheets.

Raikkonen set a blistering pace at the Sakhir circuit, lapping more than two seconds faster than last year's pole position time for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

But, despite an impressive showing, Raikkonen believes the F2008 still needs to improve further before the season starts in Australia on March 16th.

"This session has also shown problems - small ones - with the F2008. We wanted to get to know the car better, and so we did," he told the Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper.

"There have already been improvements. Obviously reliability hasn't come automatically, but two or three lap times have already been interesting."

Outlining Ferrari's plans for improvement, the Finn revealed they will be running new aerodynamic parts in the remaining pre-season tests.

He added: "We've improved in many areas, now we look forward to the new aerodynamics we'll try out in the Montmelo (Barcelona) test.

"There we will go against our rivals and we'll know where we stand.

"The decisive step is the next test. And then Melbourne, because only at the first GP we'll know how the teams compare."