Kimi Raikkonen: Adapting to the new car took a lot of time

Кими Райкконен: Адаптация к новой машине заняла много времени

Kimi Raikkonen admitted that it took him too much time to adapt to the Ferrari SF70-H and to challenge teammate Sebastian Vettel.

If in the course of last season, the Finn is on an equal footing acted with a teammate at the beginning of the championship 2017 was in deep shadow of the German, who won two races out of three.

“Frankly, it [the process of adaptation to the machine] was strongly tightened, – quotes the AUTOSPORT Raikkonen. I had to adapt immediately, but obviously did not. There are a lot of reasons. In China, for example, helped to cancel Friday’s training. When you need to solve some problems, it is important to spend more time on the track.

Now I’m very happy with the car, and I think that we are doing everything correctly. During the race in Bahrain was fine, but I put himself in the awkward position of failing the first circle.”

Despite another tough race weekend, Raikkonen, criticized after the stage in Shanghai by the President of Ferrari Sergio Marchione, claims to have made progress, even if the results do not reflect this.

“Now we just need to clarify some details – continued Kimi. – I don’t think this is a serious problem, but it takes time to correct them. However, I’m not complaining, it’s my job.

In General, at the moment all much more optimistic, but I can’t be happy with the result. The overall picture of [the previous stages] looks depressing”.

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