Kimi Raikkonen says everything seems to be going against him at the moment after another lacklustre performance at the Canadian Grand Prix.
On a track that exposed the Ferrari’s weaknesses, Raikkonen finished tenth after an unusual spin at the Turn 10 hairpin. He said his car suffered a number of issues during the race and after scoring just 18 points in the first seven races is hoping things will start to click into place soon.
“We had some new small problems during the race with the brakes,” he said after the Canadian Grand Prix. “There just seems to be always something happening and my spin didn’t help, but I wasn’t expecting to get so much power. We have to check why it happened and sometimes it’s not clear.
“Everything seems to be against us right now, but there are times when it feels okay and we have to find a way to keep that feeling all the time and make sure that’s how it stays. I think this race was difficult for us, but we knew that before with the layout and we are a bit weaker than we want to be, so hopefully at the next circuits we will be a bit better.”
Raikkonen appears to be struggling with this year’s Pirelli tyres, but is confident the Ferrari has the potential to score good results.
“At the beginning of the race it felt okay but then the tyres go away. We changed the tyres and it feels okay for one lap and gets a bit tricky, but it’s hard to say when you have to follow other cars which doesn’t help. Then suddenly you feel like the tyres are almost going away and then the next lap is a different story. So it’s very difficult to understand what is really going on. For sure there is some potential in the car and package and we just have to find out somehow how we can find it every lap.”
5 thoughts on “Kimi: everything seems to be against us”
The problem is Kimi himself. Okay, the car lacks speed – we know that – but just look at where Alonso is in comparison to his team mate.
Next thing Kimi will be unemployed. Again.
Slag off Kimi to your rotten little heart’s content, Alonso will be lucky to finish in the top 5 this year. He went to Ferrari to be a champion, he will leave an also-ran.
Hire Brawn and/or Newey and see the changes that are desperately needed now.
Really hard to accept what happened bit what Kimi & real fan can do is NEVER GIVE UP. Lets fight with your best every race & see where Kimi end at the end of this season.
I agree. I am still a huge fan too. I mean, who else is as brilliant as Kimi? He is the best, and his fastest laps tell a story all their own.
Once that car is sorted, Kimi will shine.