Disappointed Kimi Raikkonen says that qualifying sixth for Japanese GP, was a ‘sh*t end result’.
During the Q1 and Q2 Raikkonen was best of the rest behind Mercedes, but the Finn dropped behind the teammate Sebastian Vettel after their first runs in Q3.
Unfortunately, Kimi’s second attempt was interrupted by Daniil Kvyat crashing and causing a red flag, which left him sixth.
“The end was disappointing as we had good speed all the way through, but a bit average feeling on the first run in last qualifying,” Raikkonen said.
“Then there was the red flag, so it was a bit s*** end result. But it is what it is…
“The first two qualifying runs were good and then that one set [of tyres] just didn’t have the grip and feeling. It felt a bit better again on that last lap, but we didn’t manage to do the full lap with the red flag, so it ended up costing us quite a bit.”
“We will try to make a good start and go from there,” Raikkonen said when asked about his chances of passing Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas.
“Obviously, as I have said, it is a bit unknown for the race as there wasn’t much running in dry conditions, but hopefully we have all the correct things for the race and can gain positions because it is going to be a long race if you are stuck behind people.”