Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen has insisted that it was not the specific problem with the brake by wire system but the wider set up issue in his new Ferrari F14 T was the cause of his form going downward and his struggles at the Australian Grand prix a couple of weeks back.
The Finn endured an extremely difficult race at the Australian Grand Prix, struggling to come to terms with the front end set up of the new car and never showing enough confidence to master it and have that front end feel.
And although a press release made by the team later that week claimed that the key issue that needed resolving involved the new brake by wire system installed in the car but according to the Finn, the problems go much deeper than that.
Speaking to reporters in Malaysia ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur, the Finnish driver rubbished suggestions that he had blamed the brake by wire system for his struggles at Albert Park the previous racing weekend and argued that he doesn’t know where that news broke from.
He claimed that there was nothing wrong with the system, adding that somebody from the team asked him if there was anything wrong with it but there wasn’t any. He added that the key problem was mainly the set up of the car and how he likes to run it.
Raikkonen admitted that the team is working on some adjustments and updates to make things easier for him and he is sure once he has that, his form will be a lot steadier.
He also added that he has been lacking the feeling in the front end but that will not be an issue and the team is working on some updates which will be installed in time.