Although it was his best finish of the season, Kimi Raikkonen was not completely satisfied with his result at the Russian GP.

Why matters: Raikkonen achieved his season-best result of P8 after being absent for two rounds due to contracting COVID-19.

Details:

  • Raikkonen was one of the drivers that made an earlier call to switch to the intermediate tires.
  • Raikkonen’s P7 is both his best finish of the season and Alfa Romeo’s.

What he had to say:

  • “I’d much rather be a bit higher up…. We had a good start and got some positions and then followed the Alpine [of Esteban Ocon] most of the race. I felt the car was behaving well, but we were a bit too slow to really make progress.”
  • “And most of the race we were behind him and… I felt we had more speed but when the straight opened up, I had no chance to overtake him. Luckily we made the correct call, felt it was too wet already, and we were one of the early ones to come in to change tires and it paid off in the end.”

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