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Struggling Raikkonen chases set-up

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Kimi Raikkonen is still struggling to get comfortable with his Ferrari after chasing different set-ups during Friday practice for the British Grand Prix and failing to come up with a solution.

Raikkonen has not been happy with the F14 T over the last few races, but despite a better start to his weekend in FP1 at Silverstone he was still unhappy by the end of the day and finished second practice ninth fastest.

"This morning in the first session things went reasonably well," he said. "We followed the standard programme, including analysing car behaviour on the hard tyres and we just had a few problems with traction at some points on the track and a bit of understeer in the high speed corners.

"In the second session, we made some small changes which did not work and the handling of the car was not the same. Putting a good lap together was really difficult and so we went back to the morning settings, but unfortunately we had the same problems."

However, Raikkonen thinks part of his problems stemmed from the strong winds down the pit straight and across Maggots, Becketts and Chapel.

"Now we must find out what happened between the two sessions, even if I think it's partly down to the track conditions and the gusts of wind, which were very strong today. I'm sure that studying the data will give us the information we need to prepare as well as possible for tomorrow."

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