Raikkonen denies Ferrari is slipping back

By on Saturday, July 4, 2015
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen says that Ferrari is not slipping back, despite the squad falling behind Williams during qualifying for the British Grand Prix.

Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas took third and fourth during qualifying at Silverstone, leaving Raikkonen in fifth and Sebastian Vettel in sixth.

Ferrari has not finished on the podium since the Monaco Grand Prix but Raikkonen says that it was the conditions which left the squad at a disadvantage on Saturday.

"It was not an easy qualifying, with the strong wind the handling was not ideal and it was very tricky for everybody, because the conditions kept changing from run to run and from corner to corner," he said.

"We know that when is windy it’s not very easy for us, we improved our car on that side but here it was still difficult to get the lap right, putting all the sectors together.

"Obviously we can’t be happy for fifth and sixth position, it’s a bit disappointing, but we tried our best and hopefully tomorrow we’ll do better.

"I don’t think we’re slipping back, it’s just the different conditions we had today. In the race we’ll see what is going to happen, we’ll push to gain some positions."

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