Kimi Raikkonen secured his second consecutive top-three finish in qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday, despite reporting that he was not happy with his Ferrari.

Raikkonen was almost eight tenths off team-mate and pole sitter, Sebastian Vettel, but his time - a 1m 44.667s - was still sufficient to see him split the Red Bulls, 0.228s off Daniel Ricciardo in second, and 0.078s up on Daniil Kvyat in fourth.

"It was probably quite a good result for the team today. I was not very happy since this morning for whatever reason. I am a bit surprised to be in this position after how difficult it felt all day. We have to try and do a good job tomorrow and hopefully get the two cars on the podium," Raikkonen said.

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"It has been a difficult day," he added, when quizzed on what was wrong. "I was just lacking grip and struggling a bit on braking in turn-in.

"It is not an ideal position but I think in the end the result is okay given how difficult it has been.

"I am sure we will find something for tomorrow. It is good for the team [to be 1-3] and it will be good for the team if we can have a strong race and finish one-two tomorrow.

"Let's see what happens."

Meanwhile, looking to Sunday and specifically the start, Raikkonen insisted that he doesn't feel under any extra pressure, despite what happened in Monza earlier this month, when he dropped from second to last off the line.

"I don't know if it makes a difference here or not [being on the clean side]," he continued. "[But] there is no pressure. I know what happened.

"It doesn't change anything for tomorrow."