(Scuderia Ferrari SpA via Twitter)
Kimi Raikkonen declared himself happy with how his first day of the second Bahrain test went today despite having limited running in the F14T. The Finn spent a large part of the day in the Ferrari garage however when he got out on track he managed to rack up 53 laps.
Despite the limited mileage he finished the day in third place and ended up being the first of the non Mercedes runners as Sergio Perez was fastest for Force India while Valtteri Bottas was second for the Williams F1 Team which has gone a long way in proving the new FW36 is an extremely quick and reliable car.
Raikkonen was staying positive when he spoke to the media when the day came to an end as he said that he has experienced worse winters then this one. He said that ideally the team would like to get some more mileage in the car and that they have learnt more and they will see where they are by the end of test on Sunday.
He also refused to be drawn on where the team will be for the first race of the season in Melbourne Australia.
Despite there being an improvement in the driveability in the F14T Raikkonen has confirmed that there are still a number of areas where the team need to improve for example, they have suffered a few minor reliability issues but then with the exception of the Williams F1 Team so have the other team's.
Raikkonen hands over the F14T to Fernando Alonso tomorrow before Raikkonen returns on Saturday for his final outing in the car before Free Practice One in Melbourne which gets underway in two weeks time.
©Ben Johnston 2014