Ferrari duo lament Q3 mistakes

By on Saturday, March 14, 2015
Scuderia Ferrari

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Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were left to lament mistakes during their hot laps in the final part of qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.

Vettel and Raikkonen will line up in fourth and fifth places for the race, though both drivers reckon they made errors which cost them a chance of claiming third position.

"It’s a shame that third place escaped us, as that would have made us the first team behind Mercedes, but it wasn’t by much and, after all the race is tomorrow," said Vettel.

"We lost third place because my first run wasn’t quick enough: I’m not very pleased with myself, because there was still some performance to be found, which would have meant I’d have qualified one place higher.

"In terms of strategy, maybe we could have done something different, but basically the result is down to me. First and second are a long way in front, but the race is tomorrow and anything can happen during the Grand Prix."

Raikkonen said a mistake at the start of the lap cost him time.

"On my quick lap, I lost around three tenths at Turn 3 and then I made a couple of mistakes in the next two corners," he said.

"We knew we couldn’t fight the Mercedes, at least not in today’s qualifying, but third place on the grid was possible."

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