Kimi Raikkonen – “It was a very useful session”


Scuderia Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen feels it is too early to say much about Pirelli’s prototype tyres.

The Finn took the wheel of the SF15-T during Pirelli’s wet weather testing on Monday at the Paul Ricard Circuit in France, with the test being announced at the beginning of January. The Italian tyre manufacturer would use the testing as an opportunity to gain valuable information on its wet tyres, also testing prototypes of wet tyres. With a primarily focus on the full-wet compounds.

Raikkonen completed a total of 99 laps on the sprinkler soaked circuit, with a fastest time of 1m09.637s behind both the Red Bull Racing of Daniel Ricciardo and McLaren-Honda of Stoffel Vandoorne.

The Ferrari drivers feels the session was very useful with everyone running under the same conditions.

“It was like a normal day of testing,” said the Finn.

“I think it’s too early to say much about these prototype tyres, but it was a very useful session, because everyone was running under the same conditions.

“It’s been a while since we’ve driven and, even if it was just one day, there’s always something you can learn from it.”

Team-mate Sebastian Vettel will take over from Raikkonen on the second and final day of testing at Paul Ricard.