Kimi: camber limits a hindrance

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Kimi Raikkonen says the chances of curing his qualifying issues are being hampered by the tyre usage restrictions that have been imposed over the second half of the campaign.

As reported by AUTOSPORT, Raikkonen has suffered a drop in qualifying form because the new Pirelli tyres used since the Hungarian Grand Prix do not suit his driving style.

Although he has made some progress on the issue in recent races, he revealed ahead of the Indian GP that he is being limited in what he can do by the camber and pressure restrictions that Pirelli have imposed on safety grounds.

“The limits on the cambers and pressures, they add up to a lot,” he said, when asked by AUTOSPORT about how he was coping with the matter.

“There are not many things you can do, and unfortunately we are a bit stuck. If we were free to do with the cambers what we want, it would be a much easier thing.

“But that is how it is. I think for one lap it is an issue – but in the race it is not so much because you don’t push as much in certain places

“Hopefully we can try to do other things, but then you start hurting in places that you were fine before.

“It is a never ending story and we are not really getting anywhere – so we have to try to figure it out. It is what it is, but we are not worried by it.

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