Raikkonen: Alternate strategy made no difference

By on Monday, November 16, 2015
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen says Ferrari's decision to use a two-stop strategy at the Brazilian Grand Prix made no difference to his final result as he placed fourth at Interlagos.

While both Mercedes drivers and team-mate Sebastian Vettel stopped three times, Raikkonen made only two stops, but reckons the difference in strategy did not affect his position after 71 laps.

"Not much happened in my race: the start was kind of OK, I had some wheelspin but I managed to keep the position and I could follow Sebastian down the corner," he said.

"We had enough speed to keep the fourth position easily, but I had hoped to have a better feeling with the car.

"I don’t think my race result would have been different if we had switched to a three-stop strategy, so we stuck to the two stops as planned in advance.

"My last stint was probably the best but obviously there was not much I could do at that point, as we were already too far away from the guys in front. We tried to make the best out of it, and fourth place is fine."

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