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Ferrari not complaining about Raikkonen's Monaco mare

Maurizio Arrivabene: We need not to complain about Kimi but to accept that this race he was probably suffering at this track more
Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene says he is confident Kimi Raikkonen will be “pushing to do his best” for the rest of the season, after a woeful Monaco Grand Prix.

Raikkonen had a torrid weekend and managed just four racing laps before making a mistake into the hairpin and sliding into the outside barrier. Despite his below par performance, however, Arrivabene is confident the Finn will bounce back, and attributed it to the fact he doesn't like racing at the Principality.

“Every driver that I've known from the past has a track that they don't like,” Arrivabene confirmed.

“Kimi doesn't like Monaco even if he won once here. We need not to complain about Kimi but to accept that this race he was probably suffering at this track more.

“He will be pushing to do his best for the rest of the season.”

Meanwhile, Raikkonen conceded it was a “very poor weekend”, adding: “It was very low grip [at the start], at least for me and I was driving very slowly, anyhow. Into the corner, when I tried to downshift it just locked the rears and couldn't slow down.”

by Rob Wilkins



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16.04.2016 - Qualifying, Maurizio Arrivabene (ITA) Ferrari Team Principal
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01.05.2016 - Race, Maurizio Arrivabene (ITA) Ferrari Team Principal and Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H
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SoSlo

June 04, 2016 5:47 PM

FF1natic: Just get a talented kid in there already, that Kimi extension was a bad decision.
what are you talking about he was P2 last time, the only person faster won the race also, the "talented kid" who won last race also put it in the wall at monaco... oops!

richard

June 04, 2016 12:00 PM

kimi is driving just as well as any of the top 3 or 4 drivers. (monaco excluded) so why on earth would you want to replace him? look where he is in the wdc at present. not bad for an old fella !



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