Kimi Rikkonen sees no reason why Ferrari might not be able to catch up with Mercedes this season, or maybe even overtake it. After Vettl’s victory in Malaysia, they didn’t expect to be as competitive in the next race in China either, but they were rarely more than a few seconds behind leaders Hamilton and Rosberg, despite the colder conditions more suited to Mercedes. Asked if Ferrari could catch the Anglo-German pair, Raikkonen replied that he saw no reason why not. '' I think we have good plans since last year and we will only get better this year. All improvements also depend on others, but we all trust the work of our team. '' The Finn is aware that this will not happen overnight, but he is satisfied with the results that Ferrari has achieved in the first three days.
The Silverstone qualifiers ended very badly for both Ferrari racers, as both racers finished in the first part of the qualifications. In the end, Alonso and Kimi won the nineteenth and twentieth places, which makes no one in the red camp happy. The Spaniard even stayed in Q2010 for the first time since the Monaco qualifiers in 1, which again strongly criticizes Ferrari: “Both Ferraris and both Williams remained in Q1, but it is more than obvious that we made a mistake in choosing the tires. We need to fix this and make decisions faster. We have made the wrong decision in the past, but we have been more fortunate in doing so. In the future, we need to improve this and, above all, shorten the decision-making procedure and communication within the company. ”Finally, the Spaniard said that if the rain had come two minutes earlier, he would have said