Scuderia Ferrari Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen comments ahead of the 2018 Russian Grand Prix:
KIMI: “It’s really nice to come here, I enjoy this place and the track . The circuit itself it’s not very hard on the tires, or at least, that has been the case in the past years; they seem to last forever, so you never really make the difference on the tire war, anywhere, and this makes it very difficult to overtake.
Usually, this circuit doesn’t bring about very exciting races. The first time we came here it was quite tricky to make the tires work, but as the tarmac gets older the grip increases. We’ll see how it is this year. It is one of those circuits where you think you can always push more and more, but if you try, you actually end up going slower.
It’s a very nice circuit, but not so easy to make the best lap time. We always aim at doing the best we can and then we will see what happens. We’ll push hard this weekend and try to maximize every race”.