Kimi Raikkonen says he believes Daniel Ricciardo should have been penalised for the contact that resulted in him losing a position to his rival in the closing stages of the Monaco Grand Prix.

The Finn ran sixth behind Ricciardo for the first portion of the race, but would leapfrog into fifth place through the pit-stops before closing down Daniil Kvyat for fourth ahead.

However, with Ricciardo taking on super-soft tyres in the closing stages without losing a position due to the safety car, the Australian pounced instantly at the restart, squeezing through at Mirabeau, albeit only after clipping his right rear-wheel and running him wide.

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Complaining on the radio that the move was 'not very nice', though Ricciardo was investigated by the stewards, no further action was taken. It is a decision that Raikkonen feels is wrong.

"It's not very clear what you are allowed to do because sometimes you get a penalty for gaining advantage and other times you don't. There is usually a penalty for this kind of thing but this time, there was not. In my mind it was pretty obvious, but the stewards think different."

Going on to finish in sixth place, Raikkonen nonetheless blamed his qualifying position for his lacklustre result.

"It's never going to make the race exciting when you qualify a bit out of place. You normally end up following cars and get stuck in position so it was frustrating."


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Personal relationships. Apparently Ricciardo has a better one with the Stew than Alonzo.