Raikkonen: Last-gasp mistake cost me pole


Kimi Raikkonen has conceded that a mistake at Club corner cost him pole position ahead of the British Grand Prix.

The Finn played his part in a thrilling qualifying at Silverstone, finishing just 0.098 seconds off pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel sandwiched in between a mere 0.044 seconds away.

“I think I had all the tools today to be faster but I locked the front wheel going into Turn 16 on the last lap,” said Raikkonen.

“For sure I gave away enough time there to be on the front.

“I’m sure there were places to gain time and be up there but it obviously didn’t happen today.

“This is what we’ve got, it was close but third is not too bad.”

Although Raikkonen had to settle for P3 on Sunday’s grid, he is happy with the car he has at his disposal as Ferrari look to take the fight to Mercedes.

I think my car should be good for tomorrow,” he added.

“It will not be easy. You might see a few different things tomorrow. We will aim for the top for sure.”