Kimi Raikkonen was refusing to be drawn on whether he feels he is in for a strong British Grand Prix weekend despite concluding free practice with the second fastest time.

The Finn, who is under increasing pressure from Ferrari to improve his results, enjoyed a positive day around the British circuit after out-pacing team-mate Sebastian Vettel in both sessions and proving the closest rival to Nico Rosberg in FP2.

Despite this, Raikkonen was not looking too far ahead, saying there are still improvements to be made to the car ahead of qualifying.

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"It's only practice. It looks good but who knows what happens over the weekend? It's only Friday... We try to do the maximum in a practice as any Friday. Some days it goes a bit better and that depends on the circuit. It was not an easy day but I think we learned a bit. We still have to improve things and try to make it a bit more straightforward."

Though suffering on the hard tyre, like many drivers, Raikkonen says he is nonetheless pleased with the car's feeling on the softer tyres.

"On the hard tyre I had a hard time for whatever reason - if it's just the one set or if it's the hard tyre that is tricky here. But on the medium it seems to be pretty OK for one lap. We obviously we have work to do but it was a messy session because of the issues with the hard tyre."