Belgium

Last Race: 23rd August Belgium

Belgium GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Romain Grosjean
Italy

Next Race: 06th September Italy

Raikkonen: Car damage cost me

2014-07-20 17:12:00

 RSS

Share:

Raikkonen: Car damage cost me

Even though his car was damaged on two separate occasions as he was sandwiched in Germany, Kimi Raikkonen says both incidents were "ok."


The Ferrari driver, coming from 12th on the grid, was firmly in the thick of the action in Sunday's German GP.

On two occasions, he was in the middle of a three-car sandwich as drivers fought for position and in both his F14T lost bits of bodywork.

But despite that, he had no complaints with either move.

"It was OK, but when I'm in the middle I can't go anywhere. I ended up squeezed a little bit," he said.

"It wasn't much but it was enough to damage the wing. I couldn't go more to the left because there were cars."

The Finn, though, did concede that the damage to his front wing meant he was unable to make his strategy of swapping to the supersofts in his first stop work for him.

"We thought it was the right [strategy] choice but I got hit twice, ended up in the middle of two cars and damaged my front wing. The endplate came off," he told Autosport.

"That didn't help. I killed the front left - the tyres were always OK except the front left.

"So I couldn't run as long as we wanted on the super-softs and just lost performance because of the damage to the car."

Related Links
Massa 'definitely' blames Magnussen
Rosberg Wins In Germany, Lewis Excites
It's Race Day At Hockenheim

The sun shines down on the driver parade

Editor's Picks

Tech Corner: Merc Updates

Tech Corner: Merc Updates

Matt Somerfield looks at the eye-catching 'spoon' style rear wing that Mercedes introduced at the Belgian Grand Prix...

Bigger Blow For Pirelli...?

Bigger Blow For Pirelli...?

A blow-out for Vettel at Spa put paid to his chances of a podium finish but it may be a bigger blow to Pirelli's tender...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

Good Race, Bad Race: Belgium

Good Race, Bad Race: Belgium

Romain Grosjean comes full circle, Pirelli's image suffers a blow-out and more in Good Race, Bad Race...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...