Racer Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen admitted that it is too early to talk about a possible triumph for the Scuderia on Mercedes in the coming season, however, noted that it was clear the team’s progress compared to last year.
Raikkonen on the second pre-season tests showed 1.18,634 – a result to which other teams lacked 0.7 seconds.
“And we have had in this time of turmoil, but compared to last year, we have grown – quoted Finn on Sky Sports. – When you attack at the limit, it is not surprising that something can go wrong, the car is still reliable. Our guys have done just an incredible job.
The machine: it is a pleasure to manage. We have enough pace in the race? I don’t know, because it is too early to judge. But in comparison with last year the situation in our favor.”
Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton recently admitted that Ferrari believes the main threat for his team in the season in 2017, but his teammate Valtteri Bottas doubts that the Silver arrows will be able to take a fourth title, as all believe.
According to Sky Sports, the team from Brackley used the eco mode of the engine, in which each circle W08 inferior to 0.6 seconds. Agree and Raikkonen with his partner Sebastian Vettel.
“If we analyze the test performance of simulation racing Mercedes, to doubt their speed is not necessary, – said Vettel. – This has happened many times: after the modest results of the tests they may be great to add in the race”.
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