Ferrari’s Maurizio Arrivabene: “We had hoped for a better result”


Kimi Raikkonen looks over his stricken Ferrari - Credit: Scuderia Ferrari

Maurizio Arrivabene has already turned his attention to next weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix after another Grand Prix without a podium at the Circuit of the Americas on Sunday.

The Scuderia Ferrari team boss saw Sebastian Vettel finish a distant fourth in the United States Grand Prix, while team-mate Kimi Raikkonen retired while in contention for a podium finish with a wheel issue during his final pit stop.

Arrivabene believed the team paid the price for another disappointing qualifying display when Raikkonen and Vettel were fifth and sixth on the grid, and although the pace was better than in qualifying, the results at the Circuit of the Americas were not as they would have wanted.

“Obviously, we had hoped for a better result this weekend,” said Arrivabene. “Once again, though, we paid a heavy price for our qualifying position.

“In the race, our pace was definitely better than yesterday, and we could have fought for a podium finish. Now we move to Mexico straight away, and we will put our maximum effort and concentration into the next racing weekend.”