Russia

Last Race: 12th Oct Russia

Russia GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Valtteri Bottas

Chilton: Kimi clash cost me

Friday 6th June 2014

 RSS

Share:

Chilton: Kimi clash cost me

Chilton: Kimi clash cost me

Max Chilton believes he would have finished in the points at the Monaco Grand Prix had he not collided with Kimi Raikkonen.

The front wing on Chilton's Marussia was broken after he collided with the rear of Raikkonen's Ferrari when he tried to unlap himself under the safety car.

Chilton added that Raikkonen was aware t hat he was trying to overtake him and could have prevented the accident.

"You pass the safety car line twice and normally Charlie [Whiting] gives the message that the cars can now overtake the cars in front," Chilton told Autosport.

"I came in to Turn 1 [Sainte Devote] and asked my engineer, 'when are we going to be allowed to overtake the cars in front?

"By the time I got to Casino my engineer said 'OK, now overtake'. So I came out of Casino, following Kimi and I stayed to the right, the whole way down into Mirabeau.

"He was on the left. I didn't lunge him - I just showed my nose. And to me he turned in late. I thought he had seen me and let me go."

Even though the episode wasn't investigated after the stewards ruled that it was a normal racing incident, Chilton believes he couldn't prevent the accident after Raikkonen turned into the corner.

"I would do it again [like that]," he continued

"I thought it was an open move but Kimi didn't see me. It was slightly frustrating.

"It wasn't a lunge. I saw his onboard, he did his belts up, did a dial change, turned in and then looked in his mirror.

"I have never been in a top team and I don't know if they get a message, but I would have thought they would get a message saying, 'watch out there will be cars'. I would look in my mirror and then turn.

"It was annoying as he was on for a good race and I think we could have been in the top 10."

Highs & Lows Of Alonso At Ferrari

Editor's Picks

Alonso's Ferrari Highs And Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs And Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Sporting rumours should always be taken with a pinch of salt, but F1 has proven time and time again that where there's smoke, there's fire...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

The Russian Grand Prix was a great event but a poor race, thanks to Pirelli's failure to do basic research...

Reasons For Three-Car Teams

Reasons For Three-Car Teams

What's not to like about three-car teams? Bernie's suggestion has been dismissed by the purists, but it would tighten up the racing...