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F1 Singapore Grand Prix: No changes needed for starts - Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen: I did it [the start procedure] all correct [at Monza] apart from my finger might have been for whatever reason holding the second paddle in a bit of the wrong position for no apparent reason.
Kimi Raikkonen says there is no need for him or Ferrari to make any changes to their start procedures for the Singapore Grand Prix, despite what happened in Italy.

Raikkonen had qualified second at Monza, but dropped right to the back off the line when he failed to get away from his grid slot.

The Finn had initially said he had done “the same thing as always” and was at a loss to explain what went wrong, but has now conceded it was probably his fault and that it was 'finger trouble', as Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene speculated after the 12th round in the 2015 F1 World Championship.

“It's not like we need to do something differently, it's a small problem with a big end result from it. We have been doing the same thing for a long time and it just happened to go wrong this time. It's not like the new rules changed anything, it could have happened last year or earlier this year,” Raikkonen said ahead of the event at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

“It was still on the anti-stall and the reason why, for sure I did it all correct apart from my finger might have been for whatever reason holding the second paddle in a bit of the wrong position for no apparent reason,” he added.

“The end result is the same and obviously we have to learn from those. It's a shame and a bit disappointing but after 200 metres we were last and it wasn't too bad after that. When you start from second place it was not the ideal start, but it happens.”
by Rob Wilkins

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05.09.2015 - Free Practice 3, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF15-T

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September 17, 2015 6:29 PM

lol @ Sunny, You're right. There were a few people that came on here and shouted that Arrivebene was throwing his driver under the bus. Even though Arrivebene clearly said something like "from what we can see at the moment, it looks like it was the driver's error". Thank goodness Kimi is one of those drivers that tells the truth...


September 17, 2015 5:42 PM

107SS2009: I wonder if those that disagreed (at the time back than on here) who might be reading what Kimi is saying will have the courage to disagree again on here now, they still have the keyboard to hide behind.
More chance of pigs flying Sunny.

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