Raikkonen limited by qualifying error

By on Sunday, October 28, 2012

Kimi Raikkonen admits that a poor set-up choice for qualifying for the Indian Grand Prix limited his race.

The Finn finished in seventh place having spent much of the race stuck behind Felipe Massa.

"I had a very good car today but I just couldn’t do anything with it as I was not able to pass on the straight. It was quite disappointing but that’s how it goes", he said.

"We put ourselves in that position yesterday with the set-up we chose for qualifying and we paid the price today. We had the speed but not in the right place and when you are behind someone there’s not much you can do. Hopefully in the next race we can be a bit more smart and use our race speed to take some more Championship points".

Romain Grosjean says he is pleased to leave India with a couple of points.

"Finishing 9th after starting from 12th is good but we could have done even better", he said.

"That said, I think it was a very good race from myself, my engineers, and the crew during the pit stops. We did everything we could; everybody was working at 100% but today we were lacking some speed in a straight line which makes it impossible to overtake. I pushed on every lap - it was like 90 minutes of qualifying - and gave everything to get the best performance from the car, so I’m very happy."

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