Kimi Raikkonen remains relaxed despite struggling to get to grips with Ferrari's car setup during Friday's Formula 1 practice running at Interlagos, having trailed Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas through both sessions ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Raikkonen placed third in FP1 before dropping to sixth in FP2, ending the day some six-tenths of a second back from Hamilton at the front of the pack.

Asked how he rated the Ferrari setup on Friday, Raikkonen said: "I think it’s not fine yet, but it’s still Friday. We’ll keep trying things and trying to learn from those things."

Raikkonen complained of a vibration on his car during FP2, but downplayed it post practice.

"It’s normal that, sometimes, we have vibrations, unfortunately," Raikkonen said.

"It’s usually from the tyres, and it happens with different sets."

Track temperatures today ranged from 38C at the start of FP1 to 50C at the start of FP2, with the sun warming the surface during the day. However, the prediction for rain on Saturday - potentially affecting qualifying - may give Ferrari a chance to cut the gap to Mercedes at the front.

Asked whether he'd prefer the race to be in cooler or hotter conditions, given the way the tyres had responded over the day, Raikkonen said it was largely immaterial as the shift would affect any team the same.

"It is what it is," the Finn said. "It's the same for everyone."



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