Räikkönen attaches little value to times
8 February 2013 – Kimi Räikkönen is keeping his feet firmly on the ground after topping the fourth and final day of the opening pre-season test at Jerez, explaining that pace-setting times 'mean nothing' at this stage of the year. The Finn, who took over the cockpit of the E21 on Thursday, says he is pleased with the set-up progress he has made so far.
"Our focus has been testing parts on the car, but I've been able to get the set-up more to my liking. For sure there's more work to be done in this area, but that's what we're here for. The car feels strong and we seem to have a good idea of where we're going with improvements. Let's see what happens in Barcelona."
Räikkönen and team-mate Romain Grosjean will be back in action at the Circuit de Catalunya later this month, with the second test taking place from 19-22 Feburary.