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Abu Dhabi GP | Raikkonen: "The gaps usually close a bit on Sunday"

A solid P4 for Kimi Raikkonen in Abu Dhabi. The Finn is adamant the gap is going to be reduced slightly during the race and he feels that the UltraSoft was the best tyre choice, as it was shared amongst the top teams.

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Abu Dhabi GP | Raikkonen: "The gaps usually close a bit on Sunday"
Fuente imagen: Scuderia Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen disputed his last qualifying session with Ferrari earlier today in Abu Dhabi, clocking a best time of 1'35''365, valid for P4 on the grid. Both Ferraris did not succeed at grabbing a front row lot, with Sebastian Vettel having to settle for 3rd and Raikkonen will start next to him.

"It was a solid qualifying session and I think there was nothing wrong with the car today, nothing to complain about. In fact, it worked pretty well, we were only lacking a bit of speed especially in Sector 3; that’s where we were losing the most and it has been like that for all the week end." he commented.

Mercedes was impossible to catch for the frontrunners. In fact, they displayed a significant advantage as the qualifying session progressed.The Finn is confident heading into the race tomorrow, as he believes the gap is going to be reduced in terms of tyre performance and raw race pace.

"Our competitors were probably playing around a bit in the first part of the session, then in the end the margin was bigger. As for tomorrow, I can only say that we are going to do our best. We will start the race on the Ultrasoft tyres, which hs the choice all the top teams have made. We hadn’t tested that kind of compound before today, and in terms of race pace, we have some figures from Friday’s long runs, but practice is another story from the race itself and usually, on Sunday, the gaps close up a little bit."

Going towards his closing chapter with the Maranello-based outfit, Kimi Raikkonen showed his true colours and did not let any feelings out. Asked about any particular feelings about it: "Nothing changes about it, it is just like any other race" he said.

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