Canadian GP: Kimi Raikkonen blames Ferrari torque map for spin

Kimi Raikkonen blamed an issue with his Ferrari Formula 1 car's torque maps for his spin at the hairpin during the Canadian Grand Prix

Canadian GP: Kimi Raikkonen blames Ferrari torque map for spin

The Finn was running third when he spun on the out-lap following his sole pitstop, causing him to lose 12 seconds and a place to Williams's Valtteri Bottas.

But Raikkonen said the Scuderia has identified the problem and will learn from it ahead of the next race in Austria.

"Obviously it is something different than has been happening all year basically, otherwise I wouldn't have spun," said Raikkonen.

"It was nothing to do with the tyres. It was something that is to do with the pitstop, maps and stuff like that.

"It is something that we know now and probably should have been smarter about and been able to avoid but it's just on a map.

"I don't know how to explain but it's on the edge.

"You move the pedal a little bit and you get a massive difference on the torque and there's no way that I could have controlled it anymore.

"It's a stupid thing but it happened so we have to learn from it."

Ferrari used three of its engine token allocation for this weekend and though the team was unable to challenge Mercedes, Raikkonen believes the upgrade has been positive.

"We were hoping for better results and better speed against them but I think this circuit is going to show you the difference if you're lacking on something," he said.

"I'm sure the upgrade was good and worked as expected but obviously we still have to work hard and improve things overall.

"I'm sure when we go to more normal circuits, we will be stronger and we'll know where the differences were.

"We were hoping for a bit more of a closer fight and better result."

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Author Lawrence Barretto
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