Kimi Raikkonen: “We can’t be happy for fifth and sixth”


Kimi Raikkonen felt the windy conditions hampered the Scuderia Ferrari team during qualifying at Silverstone, with the Finnish driver admitting that it was hard to put a clean lap together with the wind as it was.

Raikkonen qualified fifth for the British Grand Prix, but admitted that the team cannot be happy to lock out the third row of the grid behind the two Mercedes and two Williams drivers, but hopes for a better performance all round during the race on Sunday, and is ready to push to make up places.

“It was not an easy qualifying, with the strong wind the handling was not ideal and it was very tricky for everybody, because the conditions kept changing from run to run and from corner to corner,” said Raikkonen.

“We know that when is windy it’s not very easy for us, we improved our car on that side but here it was still difficult to get the lap right, putting all the sectors together.

“Obviously we can’t be happy for fifth and sixth position, it’s a bit disappointing, but we tried our best and hopefully tomorrow we’ll do better.

“I don’t think we’re slipping back, it’s just the different conditions we had today. In the race we’ll see what is going to happen, we’ll push to gain some positions.”