Raikkonen frustrated by costly spin

By on Sunday, June 7, 2015
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen says Ferrari expected to finish on the podium but missed out after he spun at the hairpin on his out lap following a pit stop.

Raikkonen occupied third position across the opening stint but lost time when he spun, which forced the Finn to switch from a one to a two stop strategy.

"The result of today is not ideal, we expected more than what we got in the end," he said.

"My start was pretty good but then I did not have enough speed to go through and try to pass the Mercedes at the first corner.

"The tyres were working pretty much ok, but in this kind of circuit fuel saving plays a big part and this obviously limited our speed today.

"My spin is exactly the same story of last year, I had no problem in any of the sessions during the weekend, but for some reason today in both the outlaps something odd happened with the throttle, and I could not control it .

"It’s a very unfortunate thing. Then we tried to recover from that but we found ourselves on different tactics than the Williams.

"Overall we had a pretty good weekend, we definitely improved in certain areas but of course this is not the result that I was expecting this morning. We’ll keep on working and improving things."

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