Kimi Raikkonen not impressed with qualifying performance

Published on 12 Nov 2016 18:50
image

Kimi Raikkonen was left unimpressed with his performance in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix, despite beating the Red Bulls and Ferrari team mate Sebastian Vettel to third on the grid.

The 2007 world champion was just under seven tenths of a second off pole after a last gasp lap, but he admitted the whole session was a struggle.

"I struggled the whole qualifying, in a few places, a few corners and in the middle sector," Raikkonen said. "To be honest the last lap was pretty average in my view, but obviously it was enough to be in third place. The Mercedes seems to be a bit too far."

"I struggled in the first two corners with tyre warm-up a bit and even the middle I wasn’t very happy but I don’t mind, it was good enough for this and we will see what we can do."



Replies (3)
SE calle.itw 12 Nov 2016 21:280
Posts: 1104
If we exclude the Mercedes cars, this year has featured a pretty even field with battles everywhere on the grid. One can only hope that next year will be even more even.
Avatar
Posts: 725
You can hope all you want, but it seems quite unlikely to me. Developing a new car under different rules usually starts out with very different results. Rolling the dice as it were. See who comes up trumps in this game of thrones. After the cards are on the table, the next game of catch-as-catch-can begins and the heavyweights even out a bit more, leaving the skinny ones gasping for air.
 
Posts: 233
Next year will be nothing different even they promised faster cars, but also Engine saving would be a part so, full trothle isnt there i gues..
 




AU
        Grand Prix of Australia
Local time
Sunday Weather image
Race
07:00 - 09:00
 
 
Fastest lap
07:00 - 09:00
 
 
Saturday Weather image
Free practice 3
05:00 - 06:00
 
 
Qualifying
07:00 - 08:00
 
 
Friday Weather image
Free practice 1
03:30 - 05:00
 
 
Free practice 2
07:30 - 09:00
 
 
 
Give your opinion!
Will 2017's new regulations bring more exciting racing?



Formula 1 Championship 2016
Driver profile
Name DE Sebastian Vettel
Active As Ferrari Driver in Formula 1
Date of birth Jul 3 1987 (29)
Weight 58 kg
Length 1.76m
City Kemmental
784 comments on Vettel
39 members have this driver as their favourite
Tweets about Sebastian Vettel
Track Albert Park
 
Track Albert Park
Location AU Melbourne, Australia
Website Website
 
Test sessions
ES Winter testing - Circuit de Catalunya
Feb 27 2017
Feb 28 2017
Mar 1 2017
Mar 2 2017
 
Team profile
Name IT Ferrari
Founding date Jan 1 1927
1,865 comments on Ferrari
163 members have this team as their favourite
Website http://www.ferrari.com
Location Maranello
Tweets about Ferrari
Formula 1 Calendar
Previous Grand Prix: 27 November 2016
AE Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi
Next Grand Prix: 26 March 2017
AU Grand Prix of Australia Grand Prix of Australia