The new Ferrari SF15-T is expected to suit Kimi Raikkonen better than last year’s car, according to Scuderia Ferrari Technical Director James Allison.
Raikkonen who returned to Ferrari last season replacing Felipe Massa as Fernando Alonso’s team mate endured an extremely difficult season and was comprehensively beaten by the Spaniard throughout the season.
In 2015 however, Alonso has returned to McLaren and Raikkonen has been joined at Maranello by his friend and four time world champion Sebastian Vettel.
Speaking at the launch of the new car on Friday, Allison who was in charge of this year’s Ferrari project, stated:
‘We will only know for sure once we are running on the track, but I hope that the SF-15T will be much more comfortable for him with both a stronger front end in mid corner and more support from the rear under braking,’
Raikkonen will drive the new car on the third and fourth day of the opening test in Jerez while Sebastian Vettel will drive the car tomorrow (Sunday) and on Monday.
© Ben Johnston 2015