Raikkonen confirms busy Friday for Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen during a Shell promotional event in Montreal

Kimi Raikkonen during a Shell promotional event in Montreal

Kimi Raikkonen ‘endured’ a sponsor promotional event, a role of a modern Formula 1 driver which he is famously not fond of, ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix, where he confirmed that Ferrari have “evolutions” to be tested on Friday at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Speaking at a Shell function in Montreal, Raikkonen said, “I believe the preparation for Sunday’s results will start on Friday and I hope that the evolutions we have brought will . . . work on the track.”

He added, “Obviously our target for the race is a good result after a start to the season that has been hard, especially for me. But we will have to see how our improvements compare to those of our opponents who certainly haven’t stopped work over the last few days.”

“From Friday we will know more,” predicted the Finn, who will start his 200th grand prix on Sunday in Canada.