Kimi Räikkönen Confident in E21 Reliability

Having wrapped up the team’s pre-season schedule in the Spanish sun this afternoon, Kimi gives us his thoughts on an eventful winter programme, the importance of understanding Pirelli’s latest range of tyres and his expectations for the first race of the season…

Pre-season has been a bit of a rollercoaster for you by all accounts; are you satisfied with progress over the past few weeks?

For sure this winter could have run a bit smoother for us and there have been a few problems here and there, but this is pretty normal

Kimi Returns to Round Off Test in P5

A tricky end to the final pre-season test here at the Circuit de Catalunya saw Kimi Räikkönen bounce back to end the day in P5 despite having missed the majority of early running with a gearbox issue

[View the story “Formula 1 2013 Pre-Season Testing; Barcelona Week 2, Day 4” on Storify]

Formula 1 2013 Pre-Season Testing; Barcelona Week 2, Day 4

Day four in Barcelona and one final chance for the drivers to stretch their legs – and cars – before heading off to Melbourne. After missing yesterday’s session through illness,

Dream Day for Davide Valsecchi after Surprise Drive in Barcelona

Kimi bed-ridden, Romain in mid-air… step forward Davide Valsecchi! With his E21 debut now in the bag, we spoke to man with the biggest smile in the paddock (for once not by the name of Grosjean) as he gave a uniquely flamboyant view on the day’s events…

When did you find out you would be taking the wheel today?

Literally moments before the session started; about 08:45 I think! Obviously it’s not ideal for Kimi but it was a nice surprise for the team to call on me. Luckily I was already