Monday, 25 May 2015

Raikkonen has work to do

(© Ben Johnston 2015)

Scuderia Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen endured an extremely tough Monaco Grand Prix weekend. The Iceman qualified for the jewel in the Formula One crown in 6th place and had a tough start to the event.

Raikkonen was than clipped by Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo which ‘wasn’t very nice’. The Finn had been on target to finish the race in fourth place but sadly it wasn’t to be.

Raikkonen admitted after the race that he needs to work on his performances in qualifying which has been his Achilles hill so far this season. 

Scuderia Ferrari have had a fantastic start to the 2015 Formula One season scoring six podium finishes in the opening six Grand Prix of the season including a victory for Sebastian Vettel.

Vettel finished on the podium yet again in Monaco as he ended the race in second place just behind fellow German, Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Nico Rosberg who took his third consecutive Monaco Grand Prix victory.

Raikkonen on the other hand retired from the opening race of the season in Melbourne Australia, however since then he has had extremely strong results. 

He has scored two fourth place finishes, a second place at the Bahrain Grand Prix, Fifth place in Spain and sixth place in Monaco. Following his result last weekend the Iceman remains in 4th place in the championship on 60 points, 38 behind team mate Sebastian Vettel and 18 ahead of fellow Finn and Williams Martini Racing Team driver Valtteri Bottas.

Raikkonen will be hoping for an improved qualifying performance next time out at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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