Bahrain

Last Race: 06th Apr Bahrain

Bahrain GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Sergio Perez

Kimi untroubled by lost mileage

Wednesday 20th February 2013

 RSS

Share:

Kimi untroubled by lost mileage

Kimi untroubled by lost mileage

Kimi Raikkonen was unfazed after losing track-time on Wednesday morning when his E21 needed a new gearbox.

The Finn failed to set a time on Wednesday morning while amassing just four laps due to a gearbox issue.

With the problem resolved, the 2007 World Champion was able to run in the afternoon where he added another 39 laps to his tally and set the third fastest time. Raikkonen's best was a 1:22.697, just 0.849s short of pace-setter Sergio Perez.

Wednesday's problem, though, was not the first this week for Raikkonen as a data issue cost him track-time on Tuesday.

However, the Lotus driver wasn't too fazed.

"We want to do laps and of course we want to run the programmes that we planned but sometimes you can, sometimes not, it's normal in tests," he said.

"Do we need [more laps]? Yes it's good, but it's not like if we cannot manage to run 150 laps it's going to change our season.

"So we'll try to do more laps. Sure we want to do race distances, but we'll see what happens in the next two days."

Raikkonen will hand the E21 over to team-mate Romain Grosjean for the final two days at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Saturday's Gallery From Shanghai

Editor's Picks

The 2014 Results Centre

The 2014 Results Centre

It is advantage Mercedes in the 2014 title races with three pole positions, three wins and a massive lead in the standings...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

Sign up for the PF1 Fantasy League and win big with £20,000 to be won in cash and GP holidays...

The PF1 Forum In The Mix

The PF1 Forum In The Mix

After putting another driver into a dangerous roll there are calls to ban Pastor Maldonado. Right or wrong? Let's chat...

From F1 Exhaust To Lamp

From F1 Exhaust To Lamp

Taken from a nostalgic past, Memento Exclusives have transformed Honda exhausts into space-age table lamps...