Raikkonen extracts maximum but unsure about race

By on Saturday, May 25, 2013

Lotus F1 Team

Kimi Raikkonen says he extracted the maximum from his Lotus E21 after qualifying in fifth place for the Monaco Grand Prix.

The Finn edged out fellow world champion Fernando Alonso and will line up behind the Mercedes and Red Bull quartet.

"It was a difficult day today because of the weather, but it was the same for all of the drivers," he said.

"Obviously, qualifying here is never the easiest with the traffic and the barriers and you’d always prefer it to be dry as it’s so slippery when it’s wet. I’m happy we made it through to the top ten and P5 was more or less the best we could do with seven tenths to the next fastest car".

The Finn admits he is unsure what strategy Lotus will use during tomorrow's race.

"I’m not sure what we’ll do in the race; we don’t have a clear picture yet as you never know exactly what the strategies from everyone else will be, but for sure we’ll find out tomorrow."

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