Jerez Test Session – 28 January 2014
Circuit: Jerez circuit– 4.428 km
Driver: Kimi Raikkonen
Car: Ferrari F14 T
Weather: air temperature 7/15°C, track temperature 8/19 °C. Sunny in the morning, cloudy in the afternoon with some light rain.
Laps/Kms. completed: 32/141
Best time: 1:27.104
It was a double debut today at Jerez de la Frontera, as pre-season testing got underway. The F14 T took its first steps and Kimi Raikkonen was back at the wheel of a Ferrari Formula 1 car, after an absence of over four years.
The day’s technical programme was only interrupted once, right at the beginning, when the driver was asked to stop the car at the side of the track as a precautionary measure. Over the course of the day, work centred exclusively on checking the functionality of the F14 T’s on-board systems and some aerodynamic mapping. By the end of what was a good day’s testing, Raikkonen had completed 32 laps, the quickest in a time of 1.27.104.
“We had a lot of new things to learn today” – said Kimi to www.ferrari.com – “Even if we would have liked to do more laps, I think that for a first day it was alright. Towards the end, when the track was damp, we chose not to take any risks. Now we have a lot of work ahead of us, but all in all, we are pleased with our first day.”
Testing continues here tomorrow, again with Kimi Raikkonen on track.