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Raikkonen still chasing set-up
Saturday, 07 April 2007

raikkonen small3Kimi Raikkonen believes that the set-up of his Ferrari is still not quite right after taking third on the grid for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

The championship leader has been outpaced by teammate Felipe Massa so far this weekend, and the Brazilian lapped 0.4s faster than Raikkonen on the way to pole position at Sepang.

But Raikkonen expects to close the gap in tomorrow's race...


"It has been difficult to get the car right but it is not too bad and it should be okay for the race," he said.

"I was expecting to have some difficulties but we should have a good race.

"In testing the car was a bit different, but a little change in the circuit conditions can make it a bit more difficult.

"But we are in a good position for the race."

Raikkonen confirmed that there have so far been no problems with the engine in his Ferrari.

Earlier in the week he had acknowledged that an engine change was a possibility after his car developed a water leak late in the Australian GP.

But Ferrari announced on Friday that it would stick with the current engine in Raikkonen's car rather than take a 10-place grid penalty for a precautionary change, and the Finn believes that this was the right decision.

"It has been a little bit of guessing what is going to happen, but in the end the engine is okay," he said.


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