Raikkonen thrilled with Ferrari’s winter form

Fri, 8 February 2008, 01:08

Reigning world champion Kimi Raikkonen has delivered a cheerful assessment of Ferrari’s new car for the 2008 season.

After an impressive display for the Italian team so far in winter testing, including a frightening turn of speed this week in Bahrain, the 28-year-old Finn heralded the F2008 as a “really quick” racing car.

“We are very consistent,” Raikkonen told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“To drive a car like this F2008 is fantastic. The most interesting aspect is the quickness in both race trim and in the more extreme qualifying trim.”

Raikkonen said the F2008 is “perfect” in the context of the new ban on traction control, and predicts that he will improve on his unofficial circuit record in the forthcoming three more days of Bahrain testing.

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