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Raikkonen's back 'much better' after surgery

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Kimi Raikkonen says his back feels "much, much better" since he underwent surgery at the end of last season to help ease a long-standing injury.

Raikkonen skipped the final two races of last year to have the surgery ahead of his return to Ferrari over the winter and says he has got back to work in testing without any issues.

"It's been okay since I had the operation," he said. "Hopefully it will stay like that. But with those things you never know, it's been there for a long time. I've had things done for it before and some days it's good and then you wake up the next day and it might not be. But it's been much, much better and pretty normal since [the operation]."

Raikkonen said Ferrari made good progress at last week's test but still had plenty to work through in Bahrain later this week.

"We are getting there and we have four days left to learn all the things. At the first race it will be a bit of an unknown but it's the same every year - you run out of time and you want to have more testing. That's how it goes and we will see how we do next week and go from there."

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