Räikkönen: A lot more to come from Ferrari

Räikkönen: A lot more to come from Ferrari

13 March 2014 – Kimi Räikkönen has said it will not worry him this weekend if Ferrari does not have the quickest car, as he knows there is a lot more to come from the F14 T.

Räikkönen returns to the Scuderia for a second stint this season, having been signed to replace Felipe Massa, and the Finn says he is simply focused on getting the 'best result possible' at the Australian Grand Prix.

"We've only had a few days of testing available and in an ideal world we would have arrived with many days on the track behind us, with more experience of the characteristics of the car and race strategies," he told Ferrari's official website. "That's not how it is, however, and it's the same for everyone so all we can do is go on the track and try to get the best result possible."

"As for the others? I don't fear them and even if anyone's quicker than us we are only at the first race. More than the result we know that we have a lot to come on the F14 T so we are not worried. The car seems to have a good potential but we will have work to do to get the most out of it," continued the 2007 F1 World Champion.

Meanwhile, Räikkönen noted that fuel consumption could be a real headache for all the teams this Sunday.

"This event is an excellent test bench for the new Formula 1 format because Albert Park is a very demanding circuit when it comes to fuel consumption," he said. "Due to the characteristics of the circuit, we have always used a lot of fuel here so to manage to be sparing with it will be a very demanding challenge."

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