Räikkönen: I will be faster in Sakhir
1 April 2014 – Kimi Räikkönen believes he will be quicker in Bahrain this weekend having made a step forward in Malaysia.
The 2007 Formula 1 World Champion had to settle for twelfth at the Sepang International Circuit on Sunday after his race was compromised when Kevin Magnussen ran into the back of him in the early stages. Despite that, however, it wasn’t all bad and he will be out now to put what he learnt to good use.
“What can we expect in Bahrain?” he pondered in the countdown to the third round in the 2014 F1 World Championship. “[Well] in Malaysia, you couldn’t see it because of what happened on the first lap, but I felt I made a step forward in terms of understanding the tools I have to work with, so I think we can be better prepared this weekend. That should give us faster lap times and better positions.”
“After testing in Bahrain in the winter, we go back there with much more experience and knowledge after the first two races,” he added. “We must put that learning to good use for this race.
“There is a lot to do, but everyone in the team is pushing hard to sort things out as quickly as we can,” he concluded.