(FINNBAY) – Montmelo, 12 May 2014. Last Sunday, Fernando Alonso finished his home Grand Prix in sixth place, with Kimi Raikkonen seventh in Spain. After qualifying respectively seventh and sixth, the only chance of moving up the order would depend on the start and then a clever strategy.
Due to continued loss, Kimi said, “That was a complicated race for me, with the main problem being a lack of grip and in general, it was very difficult to find the right balance on the car. Going for a two stop strategy proved to be the wrong choice because tyre degradation meant I couldn’t push all the way to the end.”
Kimi was brought to Ferrari from Lotus with high hopes. However, the new F1 rules in regards to engine and regulation changes, some claim, influenced Kimi’s driving skills.
“Overall here, we went better than in the last race, maybe because the characteristics of this track are very different to those we have raced on so far, but we cannot be happy with sixth and seventh places, because we are a long way off where we want to be,” said Raikkonen. “It will take time, but we will do our utmost, because we know where we must keep pushing if we want to improve.”