Kimi Raikkonen: “We could have been closer”


Kimi Raikkonen secured only his third podium finish of the 2015 Formula 1 season in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with the Finn admitting he was pleased to have a problem-free weekend in the desert.

The Scuderia Ferrari driver drove a strong race, finishing where he had started on the grid, but was slightly disappointed not to have been in a position to pose a challenge to Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton ahead of him.

“It has been a nice and clean weekend, the car was handling well and we had no issues,” said Raikkonen. “In the race I was pretty happy with the speed and everything ran smoothly.

“We only had a small delay in the pit stops, which dropped us off a bit and we did not manage to really challenge the Mercedes.

“I think today we could have been closer, but third place here is an OK result, even if we always want to win and challenge for that.”