Kimi knows what he has to improve

Date published: June 5 2015

Kimi Raikkonen says he doesn't need to be told where he needs to raise his game as he is well aware that qualifying has not gone according to plan.

Last time out in Monaco, Raikkonen failed for the fifth time in six attempts to put his SF15-T on the front two rows of the grid.

Despite having arguably the second fastest car in F1, the Finn was left to once again try to work his way forward after a disappointing Saturday.

Raikkonen was unable to make progress on the Sunday and finished P6 while his team-mate Sebastian Vettel claimed his fifth podium result of this season.

Following the grand prix, Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene said the Finn needs to work on his qualifying "homework."

Raikkonen, though, says he is well aware of what needs doing.

"I know where we have to improve, nobody has to tell me, it is an easy thing to know," he said.

"We put ourselves in difficult positions on many Saturdays, so if we improve that we have good speed in the race.

"But I am starting where I shouldn't, so it makes it a difficult race for us."

Asked what specifically what was causing him problems, he said: "I don't think there's the one.

"Obviously tyres is a big key to get them working in a proper way and that makes a massive difference.

"We just have to make a better job of it, drive better, do two or three good laps. I'm sure we'll get there but it seems to be a bit tricky."