Ferrari will continue to help Kimi Raikkonen to improve his pace in 2007.
That was the message in Barcelona on Sunday of technical director Mario Almondo, who confirmed that the Finn had retired from the Spanish grand prix with an alternator failure.
27-year-old Raikkonen was also notably off the pace of his Brazilian teammate Felipe Massa all weekend in Spain, though, despite pre-race boasts that they had got to the bottom of his struggle at the previous three races this year.
“We are continuously going through the methodology of improving the performance of our drivers,” Almondo said, “but it’s also combined with the characteristic of the package.
He added: “I have to say that we are doing a decent job but we also know that we could do it better and we are planning some action in order to still improve.”
Raikkonen left the circuit mid-race on Sunday without attending the usual post-race technical briefings.