Kimi Raikkonen says he deserves to have his critiques based on his performances, rather than his results, as he feels he has poor fortune is potentially damaging his reputation in 2015.

After ten races, Raikkonen is classified fifth in the standings, 84 points adrift of his two-time race winning team-mate Sebastian Vettel and behind the man being heavily tipped to replace him at Ferrari next season, Valtteri Bottas.

Indeed, as Raikkonen's immediate future remains decidedly unclear heading into the summer break, the Finn used the example of his frustrating retirement whilst running second in the Hungarian Grand Prix as an example that critics shouldn't be focusing solely on his race results.

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"It was great for Sebastian and it's a good thing for the team that he won," he said. "It would have been nice to be first and second, but in the end it's what happens.

"People can look at it two ways, they can look that we did well or they can just look at the result. It depends which way you look, I feel that we have the speed and we have a lot of things we just keep going against us.

"It doesn't look great but there are a lot of positive things and obviously when we have issues, we have issues and it's not great. We have to somehow change that and we still have a great team capable of great results, but we have to finish the race first and that's how it is."

Vettel also took the time to praise Raikkonen's efforts in the Hungarian Grand Prix, saying the performance 'answers a couple of questions' amidst 'all the bullshit that's been going around'.

"Obviously a bit of a shame for Kimi - it's not my job but all the bullshit that's been going around recently, I think both of us were driving a very consistent race and deserved a 1-2. I think that's a couple of answers to some