Raikkonen completes ‘basic’ day of practice in Abu Dhabi


Kimi Raikkonen - Scuderia Ferrari - Credit: Ferrari
Kimi Raikkonen - Scuderia Ferrari - Credit: Ferrari

After finishing in seventh and sixth place in the opening two practice sessions of the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Scuderia Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen believes that the team should be in for a good weekend at the Yas Marina circuit.

“Today we had a very normal Friday practice, trying different things.” said Raikkonen. “The car was working pretty fine: it’s just that I could not put a decent lap together, but overall it was a “basic” day.”

The final race weekend Friday of the year was a fairly quiet one throughout the field with only a couple of spins, tyre issues with Daniil Kvyat‘s Scuderia Toro Rosso and a gearbox failure from Raikkonen’s team-mate Sebastian Vettel.

“We had some tire graining, but this is very normal on the first day on track and it was not a big issue, as it’s going to change for the race. Now we just have to work here and there and we should be ok.” added Raikkonen.