Kimi Raikkonen says it is a "shame" he only got to do one lap on the supersoft tyres on Friday in practice for the Austrian Grand Prix, but doesn't think the lock-up will hamper him too much through the rest of the weekend.

Raikkonen finished the day third quickest in his Ferrari on a 1 minute 09.860 second lap, leaving him just 0.249s off Nico Rosberg's Mercedes and only 0.260s off team-mate, Sebastian Vettel, who was quickest.

So how was his day?

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"It is a bit of a shame that I destroyed the supersoft and then we had a problem with the other car, so we couldn't do the long run. But it should be okay. We will try to do a good job over the weekend and see where we end up," he told reporters on Friday at the Red Bull Ring.

Asked if he feels concerned about his lack of running with the supersoft and unprepared for qualifying on Saturday, the Finn replied: "No... We did a normal Friday but then only did one lap on the supersoft.

"I would have preferred to run it on the long run but obviously I destroyed it myself. I was going a bit fast and then I ran wide and destroyed the front tyre by locking it.

"[As I said] we tried to run it on the other car but I don't think they could run as long as they wanted, so it's one of those things that didn't pan out as we wanted.

"We did the soft long run and more or less everything is OK - still some things to improve and work on but not too bad."

Meanwhile, Raikkonen said it was difficult to say whether or not Ferrari is any closer to Mercedes this weekend.

"Friday is Friday, so you never know," he continued. "Obviously we hope to do well, but first of all, I think everybody is closer here because the circuit layout is a short lap, so it can look more close. It is difficult, but we will try and do our best."