Bahrain

Last Race: 19th Apr Bahrain

Bahrain GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Kimi Raikkonen
3 Nico Rosberg
Spain

Next Race: 10th May Spain

Raikkonen: Car damage cost me

2014-07-20 17:12:00

 RSS

Share:

Raikkonen: Car damage cost me

Even though his car was damaged on two separate occasions as he was sandwiched in Germany, Kimi Raikkonen says both incidents were "ok."


The Ferrari driver, coming from 12th on the grid, was firmly in the thick of the action in Sunday's German GP.

On two occasions, he was in the middle of a three-car sandwich as drivers fought for position and in both his F14T lost bits of bodywork.

But despite that, he had no complaints with either move.

"It was OK, but when I'm in the middle I can't go anywhere. I ended up squeezed a little bit," he said.

"It wasn't much but it was enough to damage the wing. I couldn't go more to the left because there were cars."

The Finn, though, did concede that the damage to his front wing meant he was unable to make his strategy of swapping to the supersofts in his first stop work for him.

"We thought it was the right [strategy] choice but I got hit twice, ended up in the middle of two cars and damaged my front wing. The endplate came off," he told Autosport.

"That didn't help. I killed the front left - the tyres were always OK except the front left.

"So I couldn't run as long as we wanted on the super-softs and just lost performance because of the damage to the car."

Related Links
Massa 'definitely' blames Magnussen
Rosberg Wins In Germany, Lewis Excites
It's Race Day At Hockenheim

Here's a man with a lot of reasons to be happy

Editor's Picks

Tech: McLaren Rear Wing

Tech: McLaren Rear Wing

Matt Somerfield looks at the new rear wing top flap and mainplane that was introduced on Fernando Alonso's car in Bahrain...

Team-Mate Wars: Bahrain

Team-Mate Wars: Bahrain

In F1, the first person you have to beat is your team-mate. Andrew Davies' Team-Mate Wars bows out for the final time...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

Kvyat Crossroads

Kvyat Crossroads

Out-gunned by his team-mate, Daniil Kyvat could be facing the stark reality that goes with racing for the Red Bull squad...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...