Raikkonen, winner of the 2007 Australian Grand Prix ended the day over 1.2s off the pace and lost time with some small problems however there were still plenty of reasons for encouragement having completed his full planned programme of development.
Speaking afterwards Raikkonen said:
“That was a pretty demanding day, because although we managed to complete our programme, it wasn’t trouble-free,” said the Finn. “In the first session we lost a bit of time, but that didn’t prevent us acquiring enough data to evaluate the overall handling of the car and the Pirelli compounds. This evening there will be a lot of work to do, especially to understand what didn’t work and to try and improve for qualifying and the race.”