Raikkonen 'unhappy' about Hamilton's error
|By Pablo Elizalde
||Sunday, June 8th 2008, 21:30 GMT
Kimi Raikkonen said he was unhappy about Lewis Hamilton's mistake during the Canadian Grand Prix, especially as it happened in the pitlane.
The McLaren driver crashed into the back of the Ferrari after failing to see the red light at the end of the pitlane in time to stop.
The accident damaged the cars and both men had to retire.
Raikkonen accepted that everybody can make mistakes, but he was annoyed that it happened in the pitlane.
"There's not much I can say. My race was ruined by Hamilton's mistake," said Raikkonen, who had crashed into the back on Adrian Sutil in Monaco two weeks ago.
"Obviously, anyone can make mistakes, as I did two weeks ago in Monaco, but it's one thing to make a mistake at two hundred per hour but another to hit a car stopped at a red light. I am not angry because that doesn't achieve anything and does not change my result.
"I am unhappy, because I had a great chance of winning. Once the graining had gone from the tyres, the car was going very well.
"I have failed to score in these last two races and now it's time to start winning again. There is still a long way to go in the championship and it is still very close and we have everything we need to regain the ground we have lost."
Felipe Massa completed a disappointing day for Ferrari, finishing in fifth position after having to pit three times due to a problem with the refueling rig during his first stop.
The Brazilian admitted, however, that he was pleased to score some points which allowed him to join Hamilton in second place in the standings.
"It's hard to express my feelings after a race like this," he said. "On the one hand, I am disappointed because, without my refueling problem, I could have been fighting for a place on the podium.
"On the other hand, I am happy to have brought home four points at the end of a very difficult race run on a track surface that was in really poor condition.
"Once I found myself at the back, I tried to climb back up again, but in the end, when I was behind Glock, I could not get past him and also I didn't want to run the risk of ending up off the track after all the trouble I'd been to to get that far.
"I would like to congratulate Kubica and BMW: they worked really well and deserved this success. They are very strong, but I think we are working in the right direction, as could be seen from our performance level every day here."