Formula 1 News

Raikkonen not pleased after Barcelona race

The Finnish driver was the leader among both Ferrari but then towards the end of the race lost his position, something that apparently could have been avoided.
Monday, May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014 (GMM).- Hours after the chequered flag in Spain, Kimi Raikkonen's "long talks" with Ferrari officials were dragging on.

That is the claim of the Finnish broadcaster MTV3, reporting that the Finn was unhappy with his treatment by the Italian team in Sunday's Spanish grand prix.

Raikkonen answered "no" when asked if he now feels like the number two driver at Maranello, because Fernando Alonso received first call for pit service despite running behind the normally ice-cool 2007 world champion in Barcelona.

He was, however, furious.

In a television interview for Britain's Sky, the 34-year-old answered "I don't know" when he was asked who made the decision to pit Alonso first -- an advantageous tactic usually reserved for a team's leading driver.

Asked if he wanted to pit before Alonso, Raikkonen mumbled, shrugged, and stormed off.

Later, having been beaten in the race by Alonso, he played down the strategy incident, according to Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

"There was not much between the two," said Raikkonen. "In the end it makes no difference. It was a very disappointing result for Ferrari."

But on the slowing down lap after the chequered flag, Raikkonen is reported to have angrily asked on the radio: 'Exactly who made this (pitstop) decision?"

Your Comments

 

Next F1 Race

Spain
May 10
Spain

Formula 1 News

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

McLaren to keep same car concept in 2016

F1plusStore

F1 Standings

Drivers
Teams
1 Lewis Hamilton 93
2 Nico Rosberg 66
3 Sebastian Vettel 65
4 Kimi Räikkönen 42
5 Felipe Massa 31
6 Valtteri Bottas 30
1 Mercedes 159
2 Ferrari 107
3 Williams F1 61
4 Red Bull Racing 23
5 Sauber 19
6 Scuderia Toro Rosso 12

View complete standings table »

F1plusStore

Last F1 Race

Bahrain Grand Prix
Manama, Bahrain Circuit
1
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
2
Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari
3
Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
Fastest Lap

Kimi Räikkönen
1'36.311s

Pole Position

Lewis Hamilton

View all »

 

Follow Us