Kimi Räikkönen

BELGIUM GP – RACE RESULTS

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kimi-raikkonen-belgp-230815-krs9Sebastian’s podium vanishes, Kimi seventh – The Spa race didn’t disappoint those hoping for plenty of action. Both drivers made a good start, immediately moving up a few places. A lot of overtaking and different strategies conditioned the outcome of the race: Kimi Raikkonen pitted twice, while Sebastian Vettel was the only driver to try for a one stop. With two laps to go, the German was third, but his right rear tyre suddenly let go, robbing him of a place on the podium. Kimi Raikkonen finished seventh, after a great climb up the order. The win went to Lewis Hamilton, who finished ahead of his Mercedes team-mate, Nico Rosberg and Romain Grosjean in the Lotus. [via ferrarif1.com]

Final Results:

Pos Driver Car Gap
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1h23m40.387s
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 2.058s
3 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 37.988s
4 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 45.692s
5 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 53.997s
6 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 55.283s
7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 55.703s
8 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 56.076s
9 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m01.040s
10 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m31.234s
11 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m42.311s
12 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Tyre
13 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1 Lap
14 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1 Lap
15 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1 Lap
16 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1 Lap
Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault Retirement
Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault Retirement
Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes Retirement
Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes Not started

DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP:

Pos Driver Points
1 Lewis Hamilton 227
2 Nico Rosberg 199
3 Sebastian Vettel 160
4 Kimi Raikkonen 82
5 Felipe Massa 82
6 Valtteri Bottas 79
7 Daniil Kvyat 57
8 Daniel Ricciardo 51
9 Romain Grosjean 38
10 Max Verstappen 26
11 Sergio Perez 25
12 Nico Hulkenberg 24
13 Felipe Nasr 16
14 Pastor Maldonado 12
15 Fernando Alonso 11
16 Carlos Sainz 9
17 Marcus Ericsson 7
18 Jenson Button 6
19 Roberto Merhi 0
20 Will Stevens 0

CONSTRUCTORS’ CHAMPIONSHIP:

Pos Constructor Points
1 Mercedes 426
2 Ferrari 242
3 Williams/Mercedes 161
4 Red Bull/Renault 108
5 Lotus/Mercedes 50
6 Force India/Mercedes 49
7 Toro Rosso/Renault 35
8 Sauber/Ferrari 23
9 McLaren/Honda 17
10 Marussia/Ferrari 0

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QUOTES

From ferrarif1.com – Kimi: “Obviously we cannot be very happy with where we finished, but it’s much better than from where we started. Yesterday we had some issues but today we wanted to get a better end result. My start was pretty bad, I had a lot of wheelspin and then obviously the first corner was not ideal, but I was able to recover quite well. My car was handling pretty well through all the race, only towards the end I ran out of the front tyres. Today we kept doing our best and tried to improve our position, but coming from so far back it was not easy. We keep trying and hopefully we have some more luck on our side in the future, we are doing the right things as a team but all the times something happens and we cannot get the result we expect. Now we go to Monza, our home race: it would be very nice to have a strong weekend there in front of all our fans. Again the track has a lot of straightlines and is not going to be easy against all those cars but we’ll bring some new stuff that hopefully will help us to be in fight.”

From f1i.com – Kimi: “I haven’t seen it [Vettel’s tyre blowout]. I was only told that he had a tyre issue and I saw him on the circuit when I got past him but I don’t know anything else apart from the tyre went; so I’m not the right person to answer, you’ll have to talk to the team. I don’t want to get involved in the whole thing. Obviously it was bad for him, it’s bad for our team to have this issue but I don’t want to get involved in the whole thing. Obviously it’s disappointing, not just for me but for the team. We had two issues this weekend and it hurt on both cars quite badly. Like I said, we are doing the right things as a team, it just seems we’re not really getting the results. We’ll keep working and improving things and hopefully we’ll get the results at some point. We have to be realistic with where we started today after yesterday’s issue. We did our best and obviously its not where we want to finish in seventh place but that was our maximum today.”


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BELGIUM GP – QUALIFYING RESULTS

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kimi-raikkonen-belgp-220815-krs13A complicated qualifying – Kimi Raikkonen endured a complicated qualifying session, having to park the car a few minutes before the end of Q2, when his car lost oil pressure. The Finn was ninth fastest at the time, but dropped to fourteenth because of the failure. In the other Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel was ninth fastest, making a mistake at the final corner, but will probably start from eighth because of a penalty for Romain Grosjean. The first row was locked out by Mercedes with Lewis Hamilton (1:47.197) on pole and Nico Rosberg (1:47.895) second. [via ferrarif1.com]

Final Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m47.197s
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m47.655s 0.458s
3 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m48.537s 1.340s
4 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m48.561s 1.364s
5 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m48.599s 1.402s
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m48.639s 1.442s
7 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m48.685s 1.488s
8 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m48.754s 1.557s
9 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m48.825s 1.628s
10 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m49.771s 2.574s
11 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m49.121s
12 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m49.228s
13 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m49.586s
14 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
15 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m49.952s
16 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m52.948s
17 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m53.099s
18 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault
19 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m50.978s
20 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m51.420s

QUOTES

From ferrarif1.com – Kimi: “I don’t know exactly what happened, I lost some drive and had to stop. It’s too early to say what the problem was, we have to wait to know more about the issue. Our car has been handling pretty nice all weekend, unfortunately the issue has come at the bad time, my position could have been a bit better. Yesterday we had been trying few different things and I think we had made the right choices for today. Obviously we know we have to improve in all areas. My starting position will make my race very tricky but I hope that the race condition will turn in our favour. It’s important to go through the first corner: even if it won’t be easy to get past Mercedes-engined cars, we’ll keep fighting and doing our best.”

From f1i.com – Kimi: “The Mercedes-engined cars are pretty strong here but our car is handling pretty nicely all weekend so it was bad timing for the issue, but it is what it is.”


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BELGIUM GP – FINAL PRACTICE RESULTS

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kimi-raikkonen-belgp-220815-krs1PRACTICE THREE

Runners Up – Ferrari ended the final free practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix in third and fourth places, behind the dominant Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton (1.48.984) and Nico Rosberg (1.49.482.) In the final sixty minutes of track time prior to the all important qualifying session, Sebastian Vettel (1.49.629) and Kimi Raikkonen (1.49.864) worked on aerodynamic testing and fine tuning their SF15-Ts, as well as running a comparison of the two Pirelli compounds on offer in Belgium. They used two sets of Mediums before doing a final run on Softs. [via ferrarif1.com]

FP3 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m48.984s 15
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m49.482s 0.498s 19
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m49.629s 0.645s 17
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m49.864s 0.880s 19
5 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m49.866s 0.882s 15
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m49.930s 0.946s 20
7 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m49.980s 0.996s 19
8 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m50.000s 1.016s 15
9 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m50.179s 1.195s 15
10 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m50.447s 1.463s 15
11 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m50.552s 1.568s 20
12 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m50.585s 1.601s 17
13 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m50.599s 1.615s 21
14 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m50.690s 1.706s 17
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m51.054s 2.070s 20
16 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m51.187s 2.203s 18
17 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m51.981s 2.997s 12
18 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m54.262s 5.278s 16
19 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m54.281s 5.297s 9
Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1

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BELGIUM GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE RESULTS

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Kimi fifth, Seb tenth – Scuderia Ferrari ended the second free practice session in Belgium with its drivers in fifth and tenth places courtesy of Kimi Raikkonen (1.50.461) and Sebastian Vettel (1.50.940) respectively. Fastest was Nico Rosberg, who posted a 1.49.385 in his Mercedes. The team focused on an evaluation of the Soft compound tyre and on finding the best set-up for tomorrow’s qualifying, while also keeping the race in mind. Temperatures are much higher than usual at this track, therefore the data acquired will be particularly useful. [via ferrarif1.com]

FP2 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m49.385s 19
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m49.687s 0.302s 23
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m50.136s 0.751s 15
4 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m50.399s 1.014s 18
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m50.461s 1.076s 23
6 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m50.461s 1.076s 21
7 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m50.489s 1.104s 21
8 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m50.709s 1.324s 18
9 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m50.928s 1.543s 24
10 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m50.940s 1.555s 23
11 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m50.971s 1.586s 21
12 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m51.037s 1.652s 24
13 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m51.117s 1.732s 25
14 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m51.250s 1.865s 25
15 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m51.317s 1.932s 16
16 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m51.588s 2.203s 26
17 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m51.854s 2.469s 16
18 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m52.570s 3.185s 14
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m54.065s 4.680s 17
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m54.253s 4.868s 14

PRACTICE ONE

Kimi fourth, Seb fifth – Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in the first free practice session for the 48th Belgian Grand Prix, which kicks off the second half of the season here at the Spa circuit. On the Belgian track, at the wheel of their SF15-Ts, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel were fourth (1.51.478) and fifth (1.51.866) respectively, behind the Mercedes duo of Rosberg (1.51.082) and Lewis Hamilton (1.51.324) and Daniel Ricciardo in the Red Bull (1.51.373.) The Ferrari men ran two sets of Medium tyres, both working on car set-up and an evaluation of different aerodynamic configurations. [via ferrarif1.com]

FP1 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m51.082s 19
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m51.324s 0.242s 24
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m51.373s 0.291s 18
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m51.478s 0.396s 23
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m51.866s 0.784s 21
6 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m51.960s 0.878s 18
7 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m52.158s 1.076s 27
8 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m52.421s 1.339s 26
9 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m52.423s 1.341s 20
10 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m52.511s 1.429s 19
11 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m52.539s 1.457s 15
12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m52.614s 1.532s 20
13 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m52.640s 1.558s 16
14 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m52.653s 1.571s 22
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m53.426s 2.344s 16
16 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m53.502s 2.420s 15
17 Jolyon Palmer Lotus/Mercedes 1m53.799s 2.717s 23
18 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m54.225s 3.143s 14
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m55.501s 4.419s 16
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m56.086s 5.004s 17

QUOTES

From ferrarif1.com – Kimi: “The day was not too bad, even if our programme was a bit affected by the red flags, but then it was the same for everybody. In the end we were able to do all the work we had planned. Regarding the tires we had had a little bit of blistering in the front, which obviously was not ideal, but not a disaster either, there are many things we can do for this. Tomorrow we’ll try our best and see what we can do for Sunday.”

From crash.net – Kimi: “We will try to do a good tomorrow and then obviously see what we can do on Sunday but it’s not been too bad so far. There were so many red flags but it’s the same for everybody. We’ve had a little bit of blistering on the front, which is not ideal but it’s not a big disaster.”  


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