Raikkonen Happy after MP4-20 Roll-Out

The McLaren-Mercedes team completed on Monday the roll-out of their 2005 challenger at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya.

Raikkonen Happy after MP4-20 Roll-Out

The McLaren-Mercedes team completed on Monday the roll-out of their 2005 challenger at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya.

Finn Kimi Raikkonen, who gave the team their only win of the 2004 season in Belgium, completed a total of 26 laps of the Spanish circuit before running was brought to an end following a light snow shower. No laptimes were issued.

Despite the lack of running, Raikkonen sounded positive about the car.

"As always with a shakedown of a new car, today we have focused on various tests and checks that need to be done, because you know with new cars you are first working on reliability and then move onto speed," said Raikkonen.

"Towards the end of the day we started to complete some longer timed runs and it was great to start pushing the car. We are getting a good feel for the car, and I am looking forward to putting more laps in tomorrow here at Barcelona."

Raikkonen will continue testing the MP4-20 at Barcelona until Thursday, when teammate Juan Pablo Montoya will take over.

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