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Posted on Saturday, September 5, 2015

Raikkonen 'surprised' by front row slot

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen admitted that he was surprised at having qualified on the front row of the grid at the Italian Grand Prix. Raikkonen claimed his highest qualifying result since early 2013 as he edged ahead of team-mate Sebastian Vettel during the final Q3 run and will start behind only Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton. "It was the best qualifying of the year, I’m happy for all the team and the people who support us," Raikkonen said, referring to Ferrari's fans at its home event. […]

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015

Raikkonen hoping for upturn in fortunes

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 […]

Posted on Sunday, August 23, 2015

Raikkonen to start from 16th after penalty

Kimi Raikkonen will start from 16th position at the Belgian Grand Prix after Ferrari fitted a new gearbox to his SF15-T overnight. Raikkonen stopped on track during Q2 and was provisionally set to start the race from 14th on the grid. However, a five place grid penalty will be applied, meaning that he drops down the order. The impact of Raikkonen's sanction is limited and he will only drop behind Felipe Nasr and Will Stevens. This is because the FIA imposes an infinite number of […]