Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen has warned not to read too much into the times after Mercedes finished Friday practice for the Singapore Grand Prix down in a relatively lowly fourth and seventh.

Raikkonen showed good pace in both sessions around the Marina Bay Circuit, going fifth quickest in FP1 and then second in FP2, just 0.039s off Daniil Kvyat, who set the pace for Red Bull.

"It was more or less OK, there is always some things to improve but it's OK," Raikkonen said.

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"We did our normal Friday, tomorrow is another day. So far everything has worked OK," he reiterated. "Always things to do, but it was more or less OK.

"It's Friday, it's hard to say from the laptimes. We try to have another good day tomorrow and go from there."

Asked if he was surprised by the look of the leaderboard, he added: "It's Friday so I wouldn't read too much into the laptimes. We did our normal things. I think it's normal, Mercedes.

"Red Bull seems to be quick but [as I said] it's only Friday. Let's see what happens. Hopefully we'll have a good day tomorrow."

Meanwhile, after doing well in qualifying at Monza last time out, Raikkonen noted he will be hoping for more of the same here, although he rejected the suggestion that his front-row in Italy was a "breakthrough".

"We did the same things as normal [there] but obviously we had a good weekend until the start of the race. I don't see it that we did something special beyond the normal things, but obviously everything worked well and we were ready," he explained.

"All the small things were correct, but obviously the end result wasn't good. Hopefully here we can do well again - and in the upcoming races - but it's never guaranteed you'll get a good result even with a good qualifying."

"The aim is to do well and we felt good with the car in Monza, but most of the weekends we have been feeling good and then it's just the small details that make it tricky. Let's wait and see, we will try to do a good job again and see where we end up," he concluded.