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Kimi: Ferrari planning big steps
Tuesday, 17 April 2007

ferrari f1 small3Kimi Raikkonen has warned McLaren that Ferrari won't stand still during the month-long gap before the Spanish Grand Prix.

Ron Dennis has already promised that McLaren will keep up a ferocious rate of development during the 2007 season, and told ITV Sport yesterday that his team would be "a lot quicker" at Catalunya in May.

But Raikkonen is expecting big steps forward from Ferrari as well...

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"I think we are going to get more parts for the next test and I’m pretty positive that it’s going to change things quite a lot," said the Finn, who quit McLaren for Ferrari at the end of last year.

"I think maybe they are a little bit closer than in the first race, but then Australia is always a bit special.

"I think we still have a little edge on them but we just need to keep working and push hard."

Raikkonen admitted that he is not yet as comfortable in the Ferrari as his teammate Felipe Massa, especially in qualifying.

But he believes that the forthcoming upgrades will get the car more to his liking.

"I think we’re missing a bit on the handling, so hopefully we will find something," said Raikkonen.

"We have some new parts which hopefully will improve the situation for me, so we can start to try to be in front again.

"I think we are in a good position after three races and we just need to improve our situation - or mine - a little bit and we can have a good season, but it’s going to be hard this year."

After the first three races, Raikkonen shares the championship lead with McLaren duo Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.

source: itv-f1.com
 
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