Räikkönen: Set-up changes did not work
4 July 2014 – Kimi Räikkönen says that Ferrari needs to study data overnight after changes made to his F14T for the second practice session at the British Grand Prix did not work.
Räikkönen was fifth quickest in the first session but slipped to ninth in the afternoon outing after set-up tweaks adversely affected the handling of the car.
"This morning in the first session things went reasonably well," he explained.
"We followed the standard programme, including analysing car behaviour on the Hard tyres and we just had a few problems with traction at some points on the track and a bit of understeer in the high speed corners.
"In the second session, we made some small changes which did not work and the handling of the car was not the same. Putting a good lap together was really difficult and so we went back to the morning settings, but unfortunately we had the same problems.
"Now we must find out what happened between the two sessions, even if I think it's partly down to the track conditions and the gusts of wind, which were very strong today."
Team-mate Fernando Alonso was third quickest and believes that the tyres are not easy to get up to temperature.
"There were no problems with wear or graining on the softer compound, while in order to correctly evaluate the Hard, we will have to wait for a long run test," he said. "For now, it's hard to get them up to temperature."