(Motorsport-Total.com) – Motor manufacturer Ferrari has the customer teams Alfa Romeo and Haas test the new stage of the drive on training Friday in Belgium for the first time. Kevin Magnussen (P 45), Romain Grosjean (P (*******************************************)) and Antonio Giovinazzi (P were allowed to use the new power unit. Kimi Raikkonen finished with the older engine despite leg injury on rank eight the best.

Kimi Räikkönen


Räikkönen drives as the only Ferrari customer pilot with the old Engine Zoom Download

Ferrari has already used this strategy several times to provide the customer teams with the upgrade stage first. If there are any difficulties, the top team can react and use the new drive later. Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel are expected to make the Spec C available at the home race in Italy.

The expansion includes a new V6, a turbo and a new MGU-H. Unit. Since both Magnussen, Grosjean and Giovinazzi lie within the allowed components, they face no criminal transfers. ( To engine overview! )

Räikkönen gives the all-clear: “Can drive!” since he has already exhausted his contingent of all six elements after twelve races. The Finn was also in the spotlight before the weekend, as his participation seemed uncertain.

Raikkonen suffered a muscle strain during the summer break, so Replacement pilot Marcus Ericsson was ordered to Belgium. But the “Iceman” gives the all-clear after the first two practice sessions: “I can drive, that's the only thing that counts.”

The leg is “good enough” to drive to be able to. Accordingly, the participation of the (soon to be) (**********************************************************************************************************************************). He is one of the active riders who won most often at Spa-Francorchamps with four wins.

Kimi Räikkönen

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The Ardennes roller coaster is without a doubt its favorite course. Although he criticizes: “Eau Rouge is nothing more than a straight line for us, but it's a good track to come back from the break, which is always a bit of a shock.”

“It's a lot of fun, but of course the car has to fit well, so you're fast here, so hopefully we can improve the set-up for tomorrow.” There is still a lot of work ahead of him to make him fast.

As for the time on a fast lap, it does not look so bad at all, he says. On Friday he lands in the overall ranking in eighth place (1: 205. seconds). Overall he drove strong (************************************************************************************) (*************************************************************************************)

The World Champion , 3 seconds. Nevertheless, his overall conclusion is modest: “I do not feel that it was such a good day, we did not get the car feeling and driveability as we wanted it to, and if we could do that, we could do well his.”

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Could be the older one Engine be a disadvantage for him? That will be shown in qualifying. Raikkonen knows that he already has his third engine in the rear, so he will not get installed in Monza, the Spec C,

Teammate Giovinazzi is also not satisfied with his Friday , He only achieves overall rank (****************************************) ( 2, 585 seconds). He was seven tenths slower than Raikkonen, despite the new engine. “I could not get the full potential out of the car.”

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