• German GP - FP2

Raikkonen cautious about apparent progress

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Kimi Raikkonen says it is too early to know whether his fourth place during Friday practice for the German Grand Prix represents a step forward.

Raikkonen has struggled with his Ferrari at recent races, but looked quicker during FP2 in Hockenheim, roughly 0.5s off the pace of Mercedes. However, he is not convinced that his problems are behind him just yet.

"Overall, it's been a reasonably positive day, but it's still to early to make any predictions," he said. "We will have to wait until tomorrow to know more."

Raikkonen recovered from an issue in first practice to get his Friday run plan back on track.

"Like every Friday, our programme covered set-up work in the first session, then evaluating the tyres and doing a race simulation in the afternoon. Unfortunately in the morning, because of a technical problem, I had to come back to the garage and was unable to do an additional run on the soft tyres, but thanks to a great job from the team, I managed to quickly get back out on track. In the afternoon, we made up for lost time and managed to improve on all fronts."

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