Raikkonen hoping for upturn in fortunes

By on Monday, August 24, 2015
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen is hoping that his luck will improve after his prospects at the Belgian Grand Prix were dashed by a failure in qualifying.

Raikkonen, a four time victor of the race, was left own in 16th place on the grid after his SF15-T stopped on track in qualifying.

While he was able to recover to seventh position, Raikkonen says that Ferrari has to keep trying to improve its fortunes.

"Obviously we cannot be very happy with where we finished, but it’s much better than from where we started," he said.

"We had some issues [in qualifying] but [in the race] we wanted to get a better end result.

"My start was pretty bad, I had a lot of wheel spin and then obviously the first corner was not ideal, but I was able to
recover quite well.

"My car was handling pretty well through all the race, only towards the end I ran out of the front tyres. We kept doing our best and tried to improve our position, but coming from so far back it was not easy.

Raikkonen says that Ferrari will endeavour to perform strongly at its home Grand Prix in Italy in two weeks' time.

"We keep trying and hopefully we have some more luck on our side in the future, we are doing the right
things as a team but all the time something happens and we cannot get the result we expect," he said.

"Now we go to Monza, our home race: it would be very nice to have a strong weekend there in front of all our fans.

"Again the track has a lot of straights and is not going to be easy against all those cars but we’ll bring some new stuff
that hopefully will help us to be in fight."

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