Monaco GP: Kimi Raikkonen says Max Chilton destroyed his race
|By Ben Anderson||Sunday, May 25th 2014, 18:22 GMT|
Kimi Raikkonen feels a collision with Max Chilton's Marussia under the second safety car period "destroyed" his Monaco Grand Prix.
The Finn was on course to score his first Formula 1 podium since returning to Ferrari prior to the incident.
Raikkonen jumped from sixth on the grid to fourth at the start and ran third after Sebastian Vettel dropped back with an engine problem in his Red Bull, but was forced to make a second pitstop under the safety car when a collision with Chilton at Mirabeau punctured his rear tyre.
The Briton received a reprimand from the stewards over the incident.
"For some reason he managed to run into my rear tyre and damage it," Raikkonen explained.
"He was unlapping himself, but I don't know how he expected me to go offline in the tight corner as he was going past me.
"I don't know what he was thinking, but obviously it destroyed my race and after that point the race was gone.
"I had a good position, good speed, but again got nothing out of it. But it wasn't really our fault."
The Chilton clash dropped Raikkonen to the rear of the field, but he mounted a recovery into the top eight before tagging Kevin Magnussen's McLaren as he reversed out of a botched passing attempt at Loews hairpin in the late stages.
Raikkonen later received a reprimand for his incident with Magnussen.