Raikkonen in the front row for Ferrari crash: "Was almost stationary then"
By Adam Wills 13 July 2020 | 15:18
Kimi Raikkonen is positive about his race this past weekend at the Red Bull Ring. Although Alfa Romeo did not manage to score any points during the Styrian Grand Prix, the car drove a lot better than the week prior.
Raikkonen speaks to F1 al Dia: "The car was actually quite okay and it certainly had more speed (compared to last weekend, ed.). It is frustrating not to be able to fight for points."
Raikkonen had a hectic start, in which he had a front row view of the collision between the two Ferrari drivers: "In the initial phase I lost a lot of time because I had to avoid the crash between the two Ferraris."
"I almost stopped then and the car barely got going. In the end I managed to fight back to a good position, but in the last twenty laps I had to save fuel, so I could no longer attack Daniil Kvyat", the Finn continues.
Alfa Romeo could have scored
Raikkonen thinks a points finish was close: "At pure speed I think we could have scored points, but we were just a bit short." Kimi fell just short of the top ten, finishing the race in P11. Teammate Antonio Giovinazzi also failed to score points by finishing fourteenth.
Although Alfa Romeo is heading into the next weekend with just two points, Raikkonen is looking to change that: "Another chance next week, we hope that we can then win more points."(Photo: Alfa Romeo Racing)
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