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Raikkonen: Not easy but not bad

Saturday 16th March 2013

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Raikkonen: Not easy but not bad

Raikkonen: Not easy but not bad

Kimi Raikkonen says it is a "shame" that qualifying was postponed until Sunday morning as it means he won't be able to sleep in.

Although Q1 for the Australian GP took place on a very wet track on Saturday, with the rain continuing to fall and the light fading the stewards opted to delay Q2 until Sunday morning.

That decision means Raikkonen, who was 11th quickest, along with 15 other drivers will have to wait until Sunday morning to book their grid slots as only the bottom six positions have been set.

"It wasn't easy with the traffic, people going off and the yellow flags but we went through to the second qualifying session tomorrow so it's not all bad," said the the Lotus driver.

"The car doesn't feel too bad in the wet - it's an improvement on where we were last year for sure - but today the challenge was finding some clear space on track so we didn't get to really push."

Raikkonen lamented the decision to postpone qualifying, not for any other reason than it has robbed him off the chance to sleep in on Sunday morning.

"The session being delayed until tomorrow was a shame but it's the same for everyone. It's just normal once it starts and hopefully we get through to Q3.

"I'd prefer to be having a lie-in tomorrow morning as it's a late race, but you have to qualify and being out in the car will soon wake me up."

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