Kimi praises speed ‘but we could have done better’
Kimi Raikkonen: “It was a good and solid race, the car was behaving well and we had a pretty good speed. Obviously it was very difficult to overtake, but at one point Hamilton made a mistake and I managed to pass him, then after the pit stop he got the position back. We lost the place there, I don’t know how and why they managed to jump us, and I don’t know what would have happened if we would have stayed out. Now we have to go through everything, see what happened and what we could have done better. Today we gained one place from the starting position, but of course this is not the result we are looking for, we are trying to be in position to win, but we need to make the car a bit faster.”
Seb happy after gaining 17 positions in the race
Sebastian Vettel: “We sure had a good strategy today, also we had the chance to make a big progress with a safety car, but it didn’t come, so P5 is a very good result. Thanks to the team, I had been a bit down after qualifying yesterday. What nobody wanted to happen has happened, so we had to deal with it and move on. My start was not good, then there was the accident so I took it a bit easy; most important, the car was still intact, but after the restart it was tricky to get the tires working, I was on the primes, I lost quite a lot of time behind the Sauber, it was quite tough to get past, but then it was important to survive until we fitted the last set of Ultrasofts at the end, where we really could unfold the pace. In the last laps we had a big gap from the front and from the back, so I took it easy. I know patience is not a quality of the Ferraristi, it’s not a quality of mine either, we are here to win and we’re not satisfied until it happens, but we’re progressing step by step and one day I think it will pay off. I believe in the team, and I believe that in the future it will be better.”
E a Ferrari sendo novamente burra na estratégia de Kimi. Acho assim, a Mercedes tem o melhor carro disparado, óbvio!!! A chance de Hamilton ultrapassar Räikkönen e retomar a terceira posição era realmente grande? Claro! Mas ao invés de confiarem no piloto deles, de pensarem na possibilidade de Kimi pode resistir ao ataque (até o momento dele acontecer), não, tiraram dele qualquer chance de lutar pela terceira colocação ao chamá-lo para mais uma parada.
Eu não me conformo com a capacidade da Ferrari de ser tão incompetente.
Com relação à prova de Vettel, saindo de onde saiu, realmente foi um ótimo resultado.