Another case of classic Kimi Raikkonen in Canada

Date published: June 8 2019

Kimi Raikkonen says the Alfa Romeo C38 has felt "very strange" in some corners.

Kimi Raikkonen was true to form back in the paddock after being knocked out of Q1 ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix.

Raikkonen has been comfortably out of the top 10 since FP1 on Friday and faces a tough afternoon from toward the back of the grid with the likes of Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll for early company.

It was the Finn’s first Q1 elimination since Austria 2015 and he was not really in the mood with reporters to hang about and discuss it.

Exhibit A:

Q: “Kimi, is the lack of pace a hangover from the last few races?”

Kimi: “I wish I had a hangover.”

Exhibit B:

Q: “How did you feel about the lap times out there?”

Kimi: “I’ve no idea with the lap times.”

Q: “What do you think needs to be improved on the car?”

Kimi: “It seems to be lacking in lap times.”

We’d say ‘never change, Kimi’  but that is never, ever going to be the case. Hopefully he is a little more talkative with his own PR department later on…

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