Kimi Raikkonen had the embarrassment of spinning in the slowest corner on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve as he toiled with an evil handling Ferrari F14T. He admits to not knowing what is going on.
Speaking to media after the Canadian Grand Prix, Raikkonen said, “It is very difficult to really understand.
Clearly the F14T is a handful, finicky and hardly the piece of kit which is going to help Raikkonen, or Fernando Alonso for that matter, to make it onto the podium any time soon.
According to the experienced Finn, the car is unpredictable, “It seems to change. It can feel very difficult one lap, then suddenly for some reason a few laps later it’s like the tyres work better.”
“I cannot explain the reason, otherwise we would know. At the end of the race it seemed to be OK again. We have to look into things. There is potential in the car and the package. We have to just find out what we can do to get it on every lap.”
As for the race itself Raikkonen reflected, “We knew this would not be an easy race, because on this track, we were not fast enough down the straights and we had some problems in the slow corners. In the beginning I had some problems with the brakes and the handling of my car wasn’t consistent.”
“Then after a few laps, the tyres behaved better, but still with highs and lows. Even if at the moment, nothing seems to be going right for us, the new development package has given us more potential, and now we must just try and find more consistency.” concluded Raikkonen. (GP247)