Kimi Raikkonen has only himself to blame for his Q2 exit in Bahrain as his team revealed he was 'satisfied' with his pace.
Immediately after qualifying, Lotus released their report in which they stated that 'satisfied with his pace, the Finn remained parked for the remainder of the session. '
But as they pointed out, that proved to be a mistake.
The reports continues, calling Raikkonen an 'unfortunate victim of the final cut' as he missed out by 'fractions of a second as his time was bettered at the very last minute to demote the Finn to a starting slot of P11 for tomorrow's race.'
Explaining that happened, Raikkonen told reporters in Bahrain: "We took the risk to try to save one set of tyres and didn't go out afterwards when we could easily get in (to Q3).
"We thought it was worth it to save the tyres, so we'll see what happens."