Raikkonen raves about F2008 - Planet F1 Thursday 7th February 2008 Kimi Raikkonen is in high-spirits after the completion of testing in Bahrain, and based on his mercurial form, who can blame him? Raikkonen raved about the new Ferrari package after breaking the lap record at the Sakhir circuit on Wednesday. The World Champion is delighted with the F2008's development and believes that it will only get better. "We are very consistent," Raikkonen told Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport. "To drive a car like this F2008 is fantastic. It's already really quick," he enthused. "But the most interesting aspect is that I noticed this quickness in both race trim and in the more extreme qualifying trim. And in both situations it's always very easy on the tyres, it doesn't destroy them. "This is because it transmits the power in a balanced way: its traction is perfect. In other words, the package works in harmony. I'm certain that the next three days of testing can only confirm this." He added: "I went quicker and quicker and I know I can easily improve a bit more, because the car is excellent, and because the team have scheduled everything precisely, the progress too. The 29-year-old explained that the Scuderia's hard work is paying off. "This is most of all why I'm satisfied: we know exactly where we are and we aren't improving just by chance." However, when asked about where Ferrari are in comparison to their rivals, Raikkonen responded somewhat diplomatically. "Well, I don't know about that," he said when asked if Ferrari were ahead of their rivals. "We'll see only at the first GP."