Kimi Raikkonen lashes out at race engineer over ‘losing points’ remark – “Maybe we need to make the car fast”

The British Grand Prix was a hub for excitement and Kimi Raikkonen was not far from facing an action-packed situation.

The Alfa Romeo driver was cruising at P10 at the Silverstone circuit. On lap 47 near the chequered flag, Red Bull’s Sergio Perez made contact with Raikkonen.

This sent him spinning off the track and dropped his place leading to him finishing fifteenth.

What went down?

After the race, Kimi’s race engineer stated that losing out on the points position was a shame. This left Iceman Raikkonen frustrated which he made clear over the airwaves.

“Maybe we need to make the car fast. It’s impossible to fight against them.” He added, “Same this, same that and try to fight with the other cars. Come on… we got to wake up and do something.” 

Kimi Raikkonen had a moderate weekend at Silverstone. During qualifying, he was seventeenth-fastest and placed thirteenth in the sprint.

Without the collision on Sunday, he would have earned a points finish.

‘Watching more mirrors than forward’

Both the Alfa Romeo’s have been picking up pace as they finished in the top 15 barring Raikkonen’s qualifying.

The free practice sessions also saw both cars in the top 15 – a pretty consistent performance for the outfit.

Kimi mentioned during an interview that it has become difficult to drive ahead of someone.

“I’m watching more mirrors than forward all the time. The race is purely to try and defend… we need to be faster,” he explained.

Being the blunt person as always, he described the problem – “Just too slow and as simple as that.”

Raikkonen was once a world champion and to drive at such depths of the grid must be frustrating for him.

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