"Any team will always try to improve. There's always a lot of talk before we start in Europe - that's kind of been tradition for years and years. It's talk but we'll see what the end result is on Sunday. We just have to get the best out of the package and I'm sure we'll have a package to fight all the year."
Kimi Raikkonen is never particularly interested in trying to read into Friday practice form during a grand prix weekend, but the advent of new aerodynamic regulations for 2017 - and the intense car development those rules are expected to facilitate - has still thrown extra focus onto Friday's running at Barcelona, as everyone cranes to see what Formula 1 teams have done to their cars ahead of the traditional start to the European leg of the F1 season.
Mercedes and Ferrari have won two races each so far, but Mercedes has generally enjoyed a small edge on pure pace - taking three pole positions to Ferrari's one over the first four grands prix of the campaign.