Raikkonen: Third best result possible

Kimi Raikkonen said he was satisfied with third place in the Italian Grand Prix as he did not think Ferrari had the pace to do much better on home ground

Raikkonen: Third best result possible

The Finn resisted pressure from Adrian Sutil's Force India all afternoon, then gained the final spot on the podium when Lewis Hamilton crashed on the last lap.

"We got the third with a gift but it doesn't matter," said Raikkonen. "It is not the perfect position for me and team but at least we scored the points we needed.

"We got the most out of the car this weekend, it's good for fans and much better than finishing fourth. We will keep pushing as hard as we can, we know some cars are quicker than us, but maybe at some races we can challenge for the win. Everything worked well for us, and guys did some good hard work."

Raikkonen looked like he might lose out to Sutil with a bad final pitstop, but the German had an equally messy stop and remained behind the Ferrari.

"I was in a hurry to get out because it was going to be very quick," Raikkonen explained. "The lollipop guy moved a bit, he put it up and then down. Luckily enough the fuel rig was out, we lost a little bit of time but not too much.

"It would not have been enough to beat McLaren in the pitstop but we could keep Force India behind. In the end it did not make much difference."

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