Raikkonen: Alfa Romeo not maximising results

Date published: May 2 2019

Kimi Raikkonen says he couldn't find that one good lap after his P9 finish in Aussie GP qualifying.

Kimi Raikkonen has said that he is not satisfied with Alfa Romeo’s start to the season and the team “need to do things better”.

Raikkonen is the only driver in the midfield to have scored points in all four races so far this season and currently occupies P8 in the World Championship standings with 13 points.

But, the Finn thinks the results could have been better than what the standings suggest and wants to extract even more from race weekends.

“I think we’ve been getting some points at least,” Raikkonen told Motorsport Week.

“But I don’t think we got everything out of any of the weekends from the package, so on that side it’s a bit disappointing, but we’ll keep fine tuning things.

“It’s a young group of people so we need to do things better a little bit here and there and I’m sure it will turn out to be good.

Raikkonen was forced to start from the pit lane in Baku after his front wing failed a deflection test ahead of the race.

The Finn confirmed that the issues surrounding his front wing first arose at the third round in China.

“At the last race [in China] I had an issue at the end of the race and broke a strake on the front wing and we lost the downforce,” he added.

“It’s probably a similar thing. We knew the issue after the last race but we didn’t have time to produce a new one and this is what you get.

“For sure it doesn’t make you faster but this is what it is. Hopefully it will be fair for everybody after this.”

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