Kimi Raikkonen took over the testing duties for the Scuderia Ferrari team for the second half of Wednesday’s second day at the Hungaroring in-season test, and finished third fastest overall.
The Finn completed sixty laps and set a best time of 1:17.842s on Wednesday, ending up 0.718 seconds off the pace of team-mate Sebastian Vettel, and he admitted he tried to get the most out of the opportunity to test, although he felt it was a normal testing day for him.
Raikkonen admitted that he has been feeling more at ease with the SF70H in recent races, and brought the car home in second place at the weekend in the Hungarian Grand Prix, playing rear gunner to his championship-chasing team-mate Vettel despite having the faster car.
“We always bring something different, irrespective of where we are and try to learn from it,” said Raikkonen. “We had a very good result, as a team, here in Hungary, but we always try to improve further.
“Today was a normal testing day, but obviously here you have more time and tyres available than you have during a race weekend, so we try to get the best out of it.
“In the last few races, my feeling with the car has improved consistently, which shows that the new things we’ve brought have helped me drive better and better.”