Kimi Raikkonen blames differential issue for Canadian Grand Prix qualifying result

Kimi Raikkonen blamed a problem with his Lotus's differential for his disappointing showing in qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen blames differential issue for Canadian Grand Prix qualifying result

The Finn failed to make it into Q3 for the second time this season, finishing in 12th position.

The Lotus driver said a problem that hit him pn Friday had reappeared during Saturday's session.

"We've got some issues with the diff. I think it's a hydraulic problem," said Raikkonen. "We had some problems yesterday and it seems to have come back so the diff doesn't work exactly like it should and, when it's tight like this, when the car is not handling exactly like you want, it's difficult. But, we tried."

Raikkonen is still hopeful he can have a good Sunday, the Finn confident he will be able to manage his tyres well during the race.

"We should be pretty OK with the tyres and hopefully we'll get the car working 100 per cent. At least yesterday in the long runs we had no issues so we'll see what happens."

Lotus team-mate Romain Grosjean will start from seventh position.

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