Circuit: Sakhir circuit – 5.412 km
Driver: Kimi Raikkonen
Car: Ferrari F14 T
Weather: air temperature 24/28°C, track temperature 30/39 °C. Sunny.
Laps/Kms completed: 54/292
Best time: 1:36.432
First day of testing for Scuderia Ferrari, working from today until Sunday at the Sakhir Circuit in Bahrain, at the final pre-season test.
Kimi Raikkonen was back at the wheel of the F14 T, as the team resumed its work programme aimed at preparation for the first race of the season.
This morning’s work soon got delayed, because of a problem on the car that took some time to fix before the lunch break. Once back on track in the afternoon, Kimi managed to run regularly, alternating between aero measurements and a series of set-up tests over short runs.
“We had a small problem today, which limited the number of laps but still managed to learn some new things about the car” – said Kimi to www.ferrari.com – “You always want to do better, but every team has unexpected things happen and we are still trying to do all we can to be ready for Melbourne. During the race weekends there will be little time to try different things in terms of setup, so it was important today to keep on this track to find out what’s the best direction to go in.
On the final day of the test, we will put everything together that we have learned so far and will concentrate on the conditions we will encounter in the races.”
Testing continues at this circuit tomorrow, when Fernando Alonso will be on track.