Raikkonen: Impossible to say the win was on

Date published: October 1 2017

Kimi Raikkonen stopped short of saying he lost the Malaysian GP on his way to the grid when his engine failed but did acknowledge that he had a “very good car”.

The Ferrari driver’s grand prix was over before it even began as his SF70H suffered a turbo failure on the way to the grid.

Raikkonen was pushed off the grid and back to the garage for repairs, however, Ferrari were unable to get his car going.

The exact cause is not yet know with Raikkonen unsure as to whether it was the same issue that blighted Sebastian Vettel’s Saturday at Sepang.

“I don’t know what he felt, I don’t drive his car,” he said.

“Obviously we had some issue.

“I don’t know what it is exactly, no one knows right now.”

With Vettel starting P20 and slicing his way through the field, Raikkonen was asked if he had been robbed of a possible Malaysian GP win.

He replied: “Impossible to say but I’m pretty certain I had a very good car.”