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Raikkonen: We ran out of tyre performance at the end

The Lotus speedy Kimi Raikkonen disappointed with the tyre strategy in the Chinese GP, the final movement of the race the Finn drop down to the 14th place from the second position. Kimi opted two stop strategy but it was not working well.

“We tried to run two stops as it looked to be the fastest strategy and up until the last ten laps it was looking good, but we ran out of tyre performance at the end,” said Raikkonen.

“I was stuck behind Felipe (Massa) for quite a while and couldn’t get past as I wasn’t fast enough in the right parts of the track to make a move.

“Even if I’d got past I don’t think it would have made the greatest amount of difference to the final result. We had good pace in the race, we tried a different strategy and it didn’t pay off today; it’s is simple as that.”

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