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Raikkonen playing down the Safety Car advantage



1380124_642521755778456_643191397_nKimi Raikkonen playing down the two Safety Car phase, also the Finn added that he could have finished on the Korean Grand Prix podium under any condition.

He start from the ninth on the grid and made second place on the podium and its rod to the way for an eighth podium of the season. Raikkonen moves up to third in the drivers’ standings, downgrade Lewis Hamilton.

“It was OK,” explained Räikkönen, who started from ninth on the grid. “The car was understeering too much and I had to try to look after front tyres. We had traffic around the pit-stops and then decided to stop early for one, which was a good move.

“The Safety Car helped a bit but we had the speed. Without it we could maybe have run until the end and still have been on the podium. It’s good but not ideal.”

Of his pass on Grosjean, which occurred shortly before the second Safety Car period, Räikkönen added: “He moved two times to the left but I got a good run. I heard there were yellows at end of the next straight so I knew he would not pass me then.”

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