Winter testing is over. The first week was very positive for the Scuderia Ferrari team. The second session was even better. They improved the car again which helped Kimi to set a record lap time on Friday: 1.18.634 on the supersofts.
Vettel sat in the SF70H on Monday and Wednesday and drove a total of 324 laps with his fastest lap time being 1.19,024. It was 0,9 seconds faster compared to his best lap time in the first week. Although Ferrari was better than Mercedes Vettel knows what Mercedes can do: ‘’Barcelona is a good indication, but I know that we cannot underrate Mercedes.’’ He also mentioned that Ferrari is much stronger than last season.
Kimi Räikkönen did a great job on Tuesday and Thursday in the car as well. As mentioned before, he set the winning lap time at 1.18,634. He was even the only driver in the 1 minute 18s. Unlike Vettel, Räikkönen drove a lot less laps, 164 to be precise. Kimi is happy, but he suggests we wait for a couple of races before concluding anything about the position of the team.
We can’t wait for the first race in Australia on the 26th of March. These two weeks of intense testing have shown that the SF70H is a very good and fast car. We will see what Vettel and Räikkönen can achieve in the first race in Melbourne!