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Kimi Raikkonen felt he had the tempo to win Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix and finish his Components 1 victory drought, blaming himself for lacking out on pole in qualifying.
Raikkonen was left annoyed sitting behind Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel for a lot of the race in Hungary, the chief working slowly resulting from a dealing with situation.
Raikkonen’s lack of a transfer on Vettel for the lead raised questions on Ferrari’s ways, leaving the Finn to fall into the clutches of Lewis Hamilton behind.
Raikkonen ultimately completed second, however had no laborious emotions concerning the end result or Ferrari’s strategy.
“I caught up with Sebastian on the finish of the primary stint and as soon as he pitted I had excellent pace however the workforce known as me in,” Raikkonen defined.
“I am certain there have been causes for that, perhaps the Mercedes, who had stopped early and had recent tyres had been going fast. Anyhow, my entire race was mainly following Sebastian however then Mercedes caught us and I used to be going he would go as quick as he may with out saving tyres, as they had been catching us.
“Being within the center is a little bit of an terrible place to be, as a result of a nasty exit within the final nook with the man behind having DRS could permit him to get you. However that occurred perhaps as soon as once I received a bit sideways within the final nook.
“At present the automobile was nice, I used to be simply following my very own rear wing – properly, at the least it appeared the identical… Clearly I need to win however this was an incredible end result for the workforce.
“Ultimately we received one other one-two and I can have a look at what I did yesterday and blame
myself for not giving myself a greater likelihood within the race.
“My automobile was good, we had a plan as a workforce, Seb was first yesterday and he received away first. The goal was, in no matter method, to complete one-two.”