Kimi Raikkonen says it was a 'boring' afternoon for him in the Brazilian Grand Prix as he produced an error-free but lonely run to fourth position.
His first untroubled race since Japan, following collisions in Russia, Austin and Mexico, Raikkonen slotted into his fourth place starting position from the getaway and proceeded to maintain that position to the chequered flag.
Indeed, despite attempting to play himself into contention with an alternatiive two-stop strategy, he ended up more than half a minute adrift of team-mate Sebastian Vettel but half a minute ahead of Valtteri Bottas.
Despite the uneventfulness of his race, Raikkonen was at least happy to bring the Ferrari home unscathed.
“It was quite a boring race for me, in the end. With the new tyres it was OK, but with old tyres I struggled a lot, especially with the front tyres. It was a bit tricky, but started fourth and finished fourth. The handling was not the nicest throughout the race but this is better than the last race.
“It wasn't the easiest of weekends. I wasn't so comfortable with some things on Friday, with the set-up. It was better yesterday but I had a mistake on my last lap in qualifying. Today I struggled bit with the tyres in the race so, in many ways, it could have been a lot better.
“At least we finished the race this time. Now we just have to keep working and improve.”