McLaren-Mercedes driver, Kimi Raikkonen has admitted that while he was delighted to win the Turkish Grand Prix Sunday, to only claw back two points on runaway championship leader, Fernando Alonso was not exactly 'perfect'.

Speaking after the event, the 'iceman' though was philosophical, adding that he did the best he could, it was just unfortunate that Juan Montoya had problems near the end, something that ultimately allowed Alonso to move up from third to second.

"It's not perfect [to only reduce the gap by two points] but I couldn't do anything more," said Kimi. "I did the best I could. There's no way to score any more points if Alonso keeps finishing second so we just need to do the best we can and you never know what happens in the races, so two points are better than nothing."

As for the fact Montoya's incident with Tiago Monteiro cost the team a one-two finish and the chance to claw back another two points, Kimi added that 'sometimes it just goes like' that.

"I think we were a bit unlucky as a team. It would have been nice to have a one-two but what can you do?" he pondered. "It also would have helped me and the team, but anyhow, two points are two points and they can make a big difference at the end of the season. We did the best we could do and we just need to keep working hard - and win more races and see where we end up."

Despite all that though, Raikkonen did think his race was almost perfect - even if he did lose out at the start and have a few issues with the back markers.

"I didn't make the best of starts as I had bit of wheel spin which allowed [Giancarlo] Fisichella to pass," he continued. "However he ran wide later on the first lap which allowed me to re-take the lead. I was pushing as hard as I could, but we knew our strategy would work, so really after the first pitstop I could be safe. I had a few scary moments with traffic which is always frustrating, but there is no doubt that our package is really quick. It's been a great visit to Turkey for me, and I can't wait for Monza."

 

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