Kimi Raikkonen felt fourth was the best result he could have hoped for in Brazil despite sticking to a two-stop strategy when others around him switched to three-stop strategies.
The Scuderia Ferrari driver admitted to struggling for grip with his Pirelli tyres throughout the race at Interlagos, but does not think switching to three-stops would have benefited him at all.
“Not much happened in my race today: the start was kind of ok, I had some wheelspin but I managed to keep the position and I could follow Sebastian [Vettel] down the corner,” revealed Raikkonen.
“We had enough speed to keep the fourth position easily, but I had hoped to have a better feeling with the car. I was struggling a bit with the Soft tires and then again with the Mediums. They were ok for a few laps, when they were still new, but afterwards I was not so happy with the handling.
“Still, I don’t think my race result would have been different if we had switched to a three-stop strategy, so we stuck to the two stops as planned in advance. My last stint was probably the best but obviously there was not much I could do at that point, as we were already too far away from the guys in front.
“We tried to make the best out of it, and fourth place is fine.”