Raikkonen disappointed with seventh

By on Saturday, October 27, 2012

Kimi Raikkonen expressed his disappointment at qualifying seventh in India.

The Finn narrowly made it through to Q3 but didn't fulfil the maximum in the shootout.

"We changed the car after this morning’s session and we were quite confident heading in to qualifying", he said.

"Unfortunately, we didn’t seem to have any grip this afternoon so it was much more difficult than we thought. I’m quite disappointed to be starting from seventh as I thought we had a much better car than that."

Romain Grosjean fared worse; the Frenchman starts from eleventh.

"I was expecting better so I’m a little disappointed, however in terms of strategy P11 has one advantage as you’re the first car that can choose which tyres it will start the race on and I have a couple of new sets in my pocket for tomorrow", he said.

"I wish I could have got through into Q3 and lacking two hundredths of a second to make it there was frustrating. On my second timed lap I was doing well, but for whatever reason the car snapped on me and I lost time. It was difficult to get everything right, but we’re looking strong to score some good points tomorrow".


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