Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari Formula One Bahrain


Sakhir, 21 February – A slightly more complicated morning than the previous two for the Ferrari F14 T, at the third day of testing for the Scuderia and ten other Formula 1 teams at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain.

Kimi Raikkonen

On his first day, Kimi Raikkonen got off to a good start, carrying out aerodynamic tests, as well as working on set-up and doing some practice starts. Then progress slowed as the team had to sort out a telemetry connection problem, which although trivial took up a lot of time. It is to be expected as Formula 1 embarks on an era with more emphasis on technology than ever before. With no pressing need to chase performance, the team decided to have an in-depth look at the problem, so as to get the most out of the new systems, once the telemetry glitch had been sorted. On the weather front, it’s another beautiful sunny day here and the wind has dropped to a gentle breeze since yesterday.

Times at 13h00 local:

Pos. Team – Driver Best time Laps
1. Mercedes – Lewis Hamilton 1:34.263 25
2. Sauber – Esteban Gutierrez 1:37.180 45
3. McLaren – Jenson Button 1:37.258 28
4. Lotus – Pastor Maldonado 1:39.642 19
5. Force India – Sergio Perez 1:40.339 17
6. Red Bull – Daniel Ricciardo 1:40.781 23
7. Toro Rosso – Daniil Kvyat 1:40.801 27
8. Ferrari – Kimi Raikkonen 1:41.336 12
9. Caterham – Marcus Ericsson 1:43.602 33
10. Marussia – Max Chilton 1:46.672 4
11. Williams – Valtteri Bottas 55