Kimi Raikkonen insists that Ferrari are still looking for more despite the Finn posting the fourth quickest time during Friday practice for the Formula 1 season finale at Interlagos.

Raikkonen, who goes into the weekend aiming to overhaul Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso to take a first world title, was the man to beat during the opening wet session in Brazil, even though his focus wasn't totally on going for a quick time.

However, in the second session on a drying track, Raikkonen slipped down to fourth, although he wasn't unduly concerned at being knocked off the top of the pile.

"As usual on Friday, it is difficult to understand exactly where we stand compared to the others," he reflected. "That was probably even more the case today given the track conditions. This morning in the wet, we just checked that the car was okay and then in the afternoon, especially the first part of the session, the track still had some damp patches. Then, when conditions improved, we came up against a bit of traffic. We are reasonably happy with the way today went, but there is still a lot of room for improvement on the car."

Team-mate Felipe Massa, eager to take victory on home soil to cap his season with the title now beyond reach, ended the day with the third quickest time in the dry having earlier followed Raikkonen on the time-sheets in the wet.

"The day was affected by the weather conditions, with a wet track in the morning that dried progressively during the afternoon," he said. "I consider that the new track surface is an improvement and I think they have done a really good job with it. Obviously, the track was still slippery today so it is difficult to make a judgment about tyre performance."

 

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