Ten lessons from F1's first test
Everything you need to know about this year’s crop of F1 cars from Jerez
Posted: 03 Feb 2014
Given how damnably difficult the new V6 hybrids were to even get started (McLaren, Williams and Lotus, hardly new kids on the block, didn't manage it on day one of the test), it was maybe a smart move for Fernando Alonso to allow Kimi Raikkonen first dibs at the Ferrari F14-T. The first play in the cold war between the canny Spaniard and the care-less Finn?
If so, it backfired, Alonso may have got more laps in (178 vs 73) but Kimi got more speed out of the F14, which considering the Thursday/Friday car must surely have been better sorted, was a surprise. Alonso was only fourth quickest in a car that currently appears third best. The two red cars will be fighting as hard as the two silver cars.