Source: mtv3.fi | Translation courtesy of reppo
Race engineer Mark Slade praises Kimi Räikkönen’s skills in improvement of the car’s settings. Slade has worked as race engineer for Raikkonen in McLaren and Lotus.
“Kimi’s feedback is excellent. He is one of the most punctual drivers with whom I have ever worked with. He makes my job very easy. He tells you what is wrong with the car and I will offer a solutions to fix it. We will together decide which is the approach we choose, and then implement it,” Slade said on MTV3’s live TV broadcast from Shanghai paddock.
Taciturnity is a distinct advantage when improvements must be found in the car.
“With Kimi we get the car to the best setup faster than with some of the other drivers, who speaks perhaps more, but are not able to analyze at the same precision, what in the car is right or wrong,” Slade says.