Kimi Raikkonen played down the impact of the engine change but admitted it will be “much trickier” to get the most out of the new formula.
“I think the biggest challenge is getting all the new stuff working as we want and working together,” said Raikkonen after driving the Ferrari F14 T for the first time.
“It is much trickier than what we are used to, but from the driving side I don’t think it’s an awful lot different.”
Raikkonen only completed 31 laps but that was more than any other team managed and some did not run at all. He said it is “pretty normal with such a big change” to see teams struggling with reliability.
“It is just the first day with all new stuff so it takes time to get things up to speed. One day to go, a lot of work to do, we know that.
“But we expected these first test days to learn things, so I really don’t feel like it is such a big difference to this year or any previous one.”
2014 F1 season
- Bianchi’s fight for life ends nine months after Japanese Grand Prix crash
- Mercedes’ Bahrain battle “too dangerous” – Warwick
- Streiff’s comments on Bianchi crash investigation prompts legal action from FIA
- Is stewarding improving? Analysing 2014’s penalties
- The Complete F1 Fanatic 2014 season review
Browse all 2014 F1 season articles
Image ?é?® F1 Fanatic | f1fanatic.co.uk