Just one more day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona until the start of the 2019 Formula One season and Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen said that he is focusing on trying to fine-tune his Alfa Romeo for the very different demands of the Albert Park street circuit.
“I think when we got the car it’s been working well and it’s been pretty nicely balanced. Last week we didn’t really do a lot of set-up work but we tried a lot of things today just to see what happens when you change things. So far OK. I don’t know where we are. It’s guessing from our side, we only know what we do. There’s always a lot of things and we always run out of time every year, but that’s the same as everybody. We’re just trying to put things the way we think is the best now and do our programme and then see where we can be in Australia. We have to be ready because obviously every circuit is different, especially Australia it’s a bit different circuit, street circuit, so we need to kind of have an idea if the set-up is not where we want, what are we going to do. That’s what really today [we] try to figure out.” – Kimi Raikkonen said.
The 2019 Australian Grand Prix is due to be held on 17 March in Melbourne, Victoria. The race is to be contested over fifty-eight laps and will be the first round of the 2019 Formula One season.