Kimi Raikkonen doesn’t quite hit the spot.
Ferrari will stick with its new upgrade package for the Monaco Grand Prix after investigations confirmed it was not the cause of its lack of pace in Spain, Motorsport.com has learned.
Kimi Raikkonen says he missed the chance to do better in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix because of a bizarre incident with a tyre blanket.
Ferrari third and seventh.
The Spanish Grand Prix, the first of the European races on the Formula 1 calendar, got underway this Friday on the Catalunya circuit.
Sebastian Vettel posted a time four tenth of a second slower than the fastest Mercedes with Nico Rosberg and Kimi Raikkonen behind. Drivers worked through racing simulation and tires programmes.
Nico Rosberg posts a time just 0.070 seconds faster than his teammate. Vettel in third with Raikkonen 0.026 seconds behind.
Two-time Formula 1 champion Mika Hakkinen believes it is “difficult to know” whether Ferrari should retain Kimi Raikkonen beyond the end of 2015.
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