Raikkonen aims to attack at the start


Having qualified down in 14th place, Kimi Raikkonen says he will do all he can at the start of the Hungarian GP to make up positions.

The Ferrari driver was caught out in the improving track conditions as the Hungaroring went from wet to dry in Saturday’s qualifying.

As such Raikkonen finished down in 14th place.

“It really was a shame where we’ve ended up, because the car felt pretty good,” he told the official F1 website.

“But I think others were caught as well, so all will depend on what you do in the first three corners tomorrow.

“I think we could have probably done things differently – but in hindsight you are always smarter. We will definitely learn from it.”

Sunday’s forecast for the Hungarian Grand Prix is for a dry and hot day, however, there is a small possibility of rain as the afternoon progresses.

Raikkonen, though, has no preference as to the weather.

“I have to say wet or dry doesn’t really matter, as the car was also behaving nicely in the wet. So whatever it is I don’t mind.

“I am aware that from where I start it will not be easy and as I said before, the paramount thing is to get through the first three corners without contact – and from there it should roll on.

“Regarding the strategy, we will see what happens in the first part of the race. My guess is that we will see a lot of red flags in the race and one or the other Safety Car. So all I can hope is that when it happens it catches me in the right moment. But that can be a lottery.”