Kimi Raikkonen not worried about Lotus form after disappointing Monaco

Kimi Raikkonen believes Lotus has no reason to worry about its form despite a disappointing Monaco Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen not worried about Lotus form after disappointing Monaco

The Finn, who had finished on the podium in the last two races, could only be ninth around the streets of the principality.

The Lotus driver finished over 44 seconds off race winner Mark Webber.

Despite the poor showing in Monte Carlo, however, Raikkonen feelsthere is no reason to be worried, as the street circuit does not show the real picture.

"Ninth was the best we could do today," said Raikkonen. "I didn't start in a great position and I had some difficulties during the race so it's not been the easiest weekend, but at least we got a couple of points. It's better than nothing but not exactly what we wanted.

"One race doesn't change the fact that we have been pretty strong everywhere - even here at the beginning of the weekend. This circuit is completely different from any other and I don't think we should worry too much about the fact that it wasn't our best weekend.

"It is what it is - sometimes it doesn't go the way you expected and now we should look to Canada for a better result."

Team-mate Romain Grosjean couldn't manage a single lap after he crashed out of the race at the start.

"We struggled to get off the line and it looked like Lewis [Hamilton] in front didn't have the best start either," he said. "Fernando [Alonso] pulled alongside him so I was then on the outside of both cars, and unfortunately Michael [Schumacher] was on the outside of me as well.

"There just wasn't enough room and next thing I'm facing all the traffic after just one hundred metres which wasn't a nice feeling. It's a disappointing end to the week after some positive early signs, but that's racing and now we look forward to Canada and a chance to bounce back."

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Author Pablo Elizalde
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