Jerez Testing: Day 1 | Videos

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Kimi Raikkonen went fastest on the first day of his Ferrari return as only six drivers set times on a stunted opening to Formula 1 2014 pre-season testing.

The Finn leapfrogged Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes one hour from the day’s end, with the Briton’s session ending prematurely after a front wing failure sent him crashing into the Turn 1 barriers.

Morning Times:

Pos Driver             Team                  Time        Gap     Laps
 1. Lewis Hamilton     Mercedes              1m27.820s           18
 2. Jean-Eric Vergne   Toro Rosso-Renault    1m36.530s  +8.710s  11
 3. Kimi Raikkonen     Ferrari               no time              2
 4. Sergio Perez       Force India-Mercedes  no time              2
 5. Esteban Gutierrez  Sauber-Ferrari        no time              1

Afternoon Times:

Pos Driver             Team                  Time        Gap     Laps
 1. Kimi Raikkonen     Ferrari               1m27.104s            31
 2. Lewis Hamilton     Mercedes              1m27.820s  +0.716s   18
 3. Valtteri Bottas    Williams-Mercedes     1m30.082s  +2.978s    7
 4. Sergio Perez       Force India-Mercedes  1m33.161s  +6.057s   11
 5. Jean-Eric Vergne   Toro Rosso-Renault    1m36.530s  +9.426s   15
 6. Esteban Gutierrez  Sauber-Ferrari        1m42.257s  +15.153s   7
 7. Sebastian Vettel   Red Bull-Renault      No time               3
 8. Marcus Ericsson    Caterham-Renault      No time               1

” A Good Start”:

As usual, Kimi Raikkonen’s evaluation was short and to the point, after the F14 T’s track debut. The Finn completed 32 laps on the Andalusian track, which was more than anyone else today.

“The biggest challenge now is to ensure everything works,” Kimi told “The new cars are much more complicated than the previous ones and there are a thousand details that can slow down the work. This morning, we’d have liked to do a few more laps but in the afternoon I think we did a good job. From a driving point of view, I didn’t feel any amazing difference, although it’s much too early to give an opinion on this.”“Overall, we can say it was a good start. We have a solid base from which to work over the coming days. The times from this test mean nothing and we will only begin to understand something only in Bahrain. The cars are much slower? It’s pointless making comparisons with the past because everything is completely different.”

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Sound of Kimi rolling out the F14-T


1 thought on “Jerez Testing: Day 1 | Videos

  1. Ted Kravitz notebook from Jerez, Day 1:


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