The poor qualifying saw Raikkonen sit behind Bottas for the entire 61-lap race, and he could have done with some help from his fellow Finn.
“I think he had a few lock ups kust enough for me to get very close but not enough,” Raikkonen said.
“I could see he was starting to struggle with his right front tyre a bit but that didn’t slow him down enough.
“Once I would get closer to him I would lose a lot of traction. There were a few mistakes, but we needed a little bigger mistakes to have a run on him.
“It was tricky because every time I would get close to him I would lose traction out of the corners and he’d get the jump.
“So I never really got a good run on him. We needed a little bit more laps and then I think he would struggle more.”
Raikkonen is now just three points ahead of Bottas in the Drivers’ Championship.