Kimi Raikkonen expressed that he preferred to make major setting changes after the first session and that things improved afterwards.
Kimi Raikkonen made 1: 46.861 in the first training session and 15th, 2.619 seconds slower than leader Valtteri Bottas. Fin the pilot took only 10 rounds in that session and came to the garage
In the second session, Fin Pilot, who scored 33 rounds, was second at 0.068 seconds behind leader Daniel Ricciardo at 1: 42.864.
Raikkonen says he wants radical changes in the car after the first session, and that the car is returning to life after these changes.
"I was pleased with the behavior of the car, not the best way to start the first session and our performance in the session, you probably do not want to start like that at the end of the week, but then I wanted to make bigger changes than usual and this took a little longer than expected."
"Maybe we should have made these changes before, but in the end we did it, it took some time, but at the end the decision was right and everything went well."
"I do not know if I can be on the first line tomorrow, we'll see it. It's too early to say it, it's not as bad as our performance yet, but we can do more."
"We did not have any problems, I fed up the first session to prepare for the second session, but there was no problem, it was zero, so I am happy."
"The car looks good, I do not know what the others do, but I feel pretty good, especially the second session was very good, it went smoothly."
"I do not think the others have more than we do, but I do not know, I do not know what the others do, but as I said, the feeling was very good."
"I know we can do more tomorrow, my first day impressions are positive, everything is fine."