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Raikkonen positive after F2008 debut
Tuesday, 08 January 2008
World Champion Kimi Raikkonen on Monday showed a tentative thumbs-up to Ferrari's new car after giving the F2008 its maiden shakedown at the Fiorano circuit in Italy.

The Finn took to the track in foggy conditions and completed his first laps in the car he hopes will allow him to successfully defend the drivers' title he won for the first time last year.

My initial feelings are very positive," said Raikkonen... {mos_fb_discuss:1}

"There were some problems today and we still don't have the final tyres; but the impression was really fine. Next week we have further possibilities to see how the car behaves."

The Finnish driver replied to the question if a lower and shorter car, without traction control, could influence its driveability. "I don't have many points of reference," he explained. "I can only compare it to the last car. I did a test without traction control before Christmas and I have to say that first of all you have to drive very cautiously and consider that a car with traction control is fast and might respond a little bit faster."

"Surely the first impression is really positive and you can handle the car even without the traction control. The weather could have been better today, but it is really nice to drive this single-seater."
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