Kimi Raikkonen has conceded he’s removed from happy with the outcomes he has been attaining through the 2017 F1 season however insists he is not ‘anxious’ as a result of he ‘has the pace’.
With the conclusion of this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix signalling the beginning of the summer time break, Raikkonen is reflecting on an detached first half of 2017 on the wheel of the Ferrari SF70H, which leads the standings within the fingers of Sebastian Vettel.
Although Raikkonen has proven flashes of kind, most notably his first pole place in 9 years on the Monaco Grand Prix, he arrives in Budapest fifth within the standings and 79 factors shy of his team-mate.
With three podiums to his identify, Raikkonen – who hasn’t gained a race with Ferrari since he returned to the Scuderia in 2014 – admits he accepts the outcomes have not been as much as commonplace. However, he insists he is not anxious as a result of he is aware of he ‘has the pace’.
“When you look purely on the finish outcomes, it is not superb. However put that apart and i feel we have now been fairly joyful some locations, not so joyful in some others. That exhibits within the outcomes. Currently, particularly final weekend, we have now felt fairly good. The top outcome was not what we needed however there are different causes for that.
“Hopefully we have now the identical feeling right here, the identical feeling with the automotive and I am positive driving-wise there is no such thing as a problem. We have now to get all the small print proper and get essentially the most out of the bundle. This circuit needs to be higher for us, I could be unsuitable however hopefully not. We are going to give our greatest as at all times.
“Personally, I am not proud of the outcomes – that is for positive. I need to win races, I need to be up there on a regular basis. that hasn’t been the case this yr too usually. I do know when issues are appropriate and there are fairly a number of issues that occurred and also you pay the value for it. Driving-wise, I’ve the pace, so I am not anxious about that. it is about placing issues within the appropriate locations.”