Raikkonen unhappy with sixth place

By on Saturday, March 29, 2014
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen admitted that sixth place was a disappointment during qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Raikkonen appeared more comfortable during dry conditions in Malaysia compared to the season opening race in Australia but the Finn was unable to extract the maximum from his Ferrari during wet conditions at Sepang.

"The rain made this qualifying very difficult," he said. "I knew that in the wet it would not be easy, but I didn’t expect to have so many problems. I had poor traction and on top of that, with the Extreme Wet, for some reason I was losing grip after the first lap.

"Now we have to find out why, as it will be useful for the coming races.

"Clearly, I’m not happy with sixth place, but given the circumstances, I cannot say I’m surprised and now I only want to think about doing well tomorrow. It will be a tough race with particularly high temperatures, but I am reasonably confident, because we have gone better here than in Melbourne and if we don’t have any problems, we can think in terms of getting a better result.

"Overall, my feel for the car is improving and even if there is still a way to go, we are working in the right direction."

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