The car finally behaves how I want – Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen heads to the Japanese Grand Prix in a buoyant mood after revealing that he is now much more comfortable in his Ferrari F14 T.

The Finnish driver has struggled with finding the right set-up, but secured his best qualifying position in eight races in Singapore and hailed the race a breakthrough in his understanding of the car. “In Singapore, we finally had the speed to put together a quick single flying lap in qualifying, as the car behaved the way I’d been hoping for,” explained Raikkonen.

“It was just a shame we could not maximise the performance of the car because of a minor issue before the last flying lap. It meant we could not do much in the race, as I was stuck in traffic and couldn’t exploit my pace. “But for me, the positive thing that weekend was I finally had a good feeling from the car, something I had been waiting for a long time this year.”

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