Abu Dhabi GP | Raikkonen about the issue: "There was something weird at the start"
Kimi Raikkonen ends his second Ferrari stint with a DNF in Abu Dhabi, but he described it as 'part of the game'.
Kimi Raikkonen did not manage to finish his last race with Ferrari due to a power unit issue, which forced him to stop on the main straight while the race was still on. It was not an idyllic one for the Finn, but he said it is the ploy in racing.
“It was a shame because we wanted to have a great race. It is part of the game unfortunately. Of course you want to do well, but this is how it goes.”
Raikkonen started in P4, but his pace was never convincing and did not allow him to conduct a race in full attack, as he was planning. However, his attitude remains calm and cool about it. “It is far from ideal. We want more as a team, myself as well. Obviously not being able to finish the race is the worst thing, but this is how we end out time at Ferrari now and it is OK.”
As for the issue that marred his chances, he said he initially felt something wrong at the beginning of the race, which culminated in his DNF. “At the start there was something a bit weird. In the lap in which I stopped I basically lost power and I stopped on the straight.”