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F1 Canadian GP: Turn 10 struggles hurt Raikkonen

Kimi Raikonen: [In] Turn 10 we struggled to make the front turn well and in the entry we took the hit for that and in the exit. That was probably the biggest issue we had. The rest wasn't too bad.
Kimi Raikkonen says issues in Turn 10 probably cost him the most in qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix, consigning him to sixth place on the grid.

Raikkonen has been unable to match Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel all weekend and was again unable to match the German in the top-ten shootout, finishing almost six tenths slower, and behind the Red Bulls of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen. Vettel was third, just 0.178secs off pole.

“Not a lot,” Raikkonen replied when asked what went wrong. “We struggled a bit in Turn 10 the whole qualifying and we lost a lot of time there, a lot of time from locking.

"But there were good places and then certain places that we struggled the whole qualifying and gave a lot of lap time. So, not ideal, but that is how it was today.”

Pressed on if there was anything in particular he didn't like about his Ferrari, the 2007 F1 World Champion added. “We improved a lot from yesterday and it is just small things, like I said, and unfortunately here when you have a small issue before the straights, you take a big penalty in lap time. That is how it was in qualifying. There were some places we were very good and some where we took a hit.”

“Turn 10 we struggled to make the front turn well and in the entry we took the hit for that and in the exit. That was probably the biggest issue we had. The rest wasn't too bad,” he continued.

Meanwhile, looking to the race, Raikkonen noted that if it rains it will definitely make the grand prix harder.

“For sure it is not an easy place for that [rain], but it is the same for everybody. We just have to make the best out of it.

“Tomorrow I am sure it will be better in the race. It is obviously not easy [being on the third row], but it is where we start.”
by Rob Wilkins



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Jb21

June 11, 2016 10:53 PM

Kimi, what happens to you? Once feared as the quickest drivers of the bunch, the man whom some at McLaren claimed quicker than Senna, the man who were so quick through high-speed stuff that made Ferrari rethink the baseline of what F1 cars were capable of, what's happened to you? Where did you go?



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