Kimi Raikkonen Q&A

After coming so close in France Kimi Raikkonen was never in the hunt for victory in Germany, but nevertheless he put in another good showing. He showed he was up for a fight when he did his best to hold off the advances of Juan Pablo Montoya, and he was quicker than his McLaren team mate in both qualifying and the race. His afternoon went wrong after a rear tyre failed and he dropped down the order, eventually spinning off in what was clearly a difficult car. Adam Cooper asked to the Finn abut his exciting afternoon

Kimi Raikkonen Q&A



"It was fun. The start of the race was OK, and the tyres went away a little bit and then they came back and the car was good to drive. Unfortunately then we had a puncture and a pit stop."



"Yeah, of course he was quite a bit quicker, but you don't want to let anyone past if you can keep them behind."



"No, it was close! But we didn't touch."



"It wasn't a shock, but the race was gone at that point, because if you have to drive almost one lap with only three tyres you're going to lose so much ground, and you're never going to make it back."



"Yeah, just on the brakes."



"Yeah, but I was very unlucky because the tyre went."



"A little bit. The car was quite difficult with the broken tyre."



"I don't know who was passing - I was just trying to keep the car on the road, but it was quite difficult on three wheels, and with one wheel up at the front you're really on two wheels only."



"No not really. I went flat out, because for sure if there had been a big problem the team wouldn't have let me out."



"The tyres went off and the handling was quite difficult. Maybe I damaged something when the broken tyre was hitting the floor or something. In the end it didn't really make any difference if you finish or not."



"For sure we would have scored fifth place without the problem, but it was bad luck."



"I think we just need to improve the situation in the races. This race was quite bad for us, especially with the tyres, but I think we'll be much stronger in the next race."

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