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Raikkonen: I’m disappointed, mistake cost Ferrari pole

Raikkonen: I’m disappointed, mistake cost Ferrari pole

Kimi Raikkonen made a mistake at the final hairpin during final Q3 shoot-out, the Finn’s lost time there after running wider under braking.

“It’s a shame, I had a chance to be on the top today,” said Kimi Raikkonen, who has not started from the front of the field since 2008.

“I’m a bit disappointed. The mistake cost us an easy second place, if not first. It would have been very close [for pole]. I was quite a bit up on that [final] lap, but ran wide and lost a lot of time.

“I don’t know if it would have been enough for pole, but it was very close. We tried. We still have third so it’s not a disaster, but obviously it could have been much more.”

Sebastian Vettel: I don’t think I deserved to be in the top three today. We saved tyres, so we start tomorrow on Supersofts. I thought I could make it in the last lap, but my only run wasn’t special overall. I asked too much from my tyres already at the beginning and then I did a couple of small mistakes here and there, which cost me a lot of lap time.”

“So in the end my run was not so good, but this is how it is and we can’t change it now. All in all, I think it has been a good weekend for us so far, and I think tomorrow it can be even better.”

“Race strategies are different from one team to another, which is interesting. Maybe we can have already a shoot at the start, the one we had in Australia was very good so perhaps we can repeat it. Our target is to go forward from where we are…

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