Exiting Turn 12, Raikkonen's front wing dropped under the car, going underneath the Ferrari and leaving debris all over the track which caused FP1 to be red flagged. While the problem occurred early in the day, Raikkonen says Ferrari is still investigating the cause but isn't worried by it.
“It just broke suddenly," Raikkonen said. "Obviously it damaged the front wheel, the front tyre and rear tyre. I don’t know what happened, it just came off.
“I’m not scared. Obviously it’s not ideal when the front wing breaks but we don’t know the reason yet. At least I don’t know, the team is looking in to it and hopefully we’ll find the reason for it.”
While saying Ferrari's lap times were "still not great", Raikkonen is confident progress can be made ahead of qualifying.
“I think we can for sure improve for tomorrow. It wasn’t a very different Friday to normal, the feeling was pretty OK with the car so hopefully tomorrow we can get it a bit better still and then see in qualifying where we are.”