Kimi Raikkonen: “We tried to do our maximum”


Kimi Raikkonen - Credit: Scuderia Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen admitted that his Scuderia Ferrari team just did not have the pace this weekend at Silverstone after being forced to settle for fifth, more than a minute adrift of race winner Lewis Hamilton.

The Finn endured a tough afternoon in the mixed conditions, a couple of times taking the run-off area at turn one after mistakes at turn one, and despite the car behaving better once on slicks, it was still far from the best weekend of the season for Ferrari.

Despite this, Raikkonen expects the troubles of the British Grand Prix to be put quickly behind the team, and is looking for a much more competitive weekend in Hungary in two weeks time.

“In the first part of the race the conditions were quite tricky, the visibility in some places was very poor and I had very low grip on the Wet tires, but I tried to go as fast as I could and I went wide a few times,” said Raikkonen.

“Once we got the Medium tires the situation improved a little bit, but it was not easy. Since the beginning of the weekend we had realized that this would have been a difficult weekend.

“Today we tried to do our maximum but we had not enough speed to fight against the guys in front. In these kind of conditions we need more downforce and more grip, I’m sure in Hungary it will be much easier for us.

“Next races it will be a different story, I don’t expect us to have similar issues, obviously you never know, but I expect that we go back to normal.”