Raikkonen ‘sure’ Ferrari can go faster

Kimi Raikkonen believes the Ferrari SF71H is capable of going even quicker after the car broke the unofficial lap record at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Team-mate Sebastian Vettel set the headline time with a 1:17.182 on the penultimate day of winter testing in Barcelona, while Raikkonen himself posted a time just a tenth slower in the final session.

It once again means that Ferrari will be heading into the new season as the quickest team, on paper at least, and Raikkonen is confident that more pace can be extracted from the car.

"I’m sure if we want to go faster, we can, but it doesn’t mean anything here," Raikkonen warned.

"In two weeks everybody will know where everybody is. Until then, we are only guessing, like we were before testing started."

"I think overall it’s a strong package. Obviously, there are always things to improve, and that’s normal with any car, even if you win races."

"But it’s very reliable, it seems to work in a pretty easy way."

When asked whether Ferrari could beat Mercedes to pole, he simply stated: "We’ll see in two weeks."

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