Raikkonen: “result more important for the team”

Kimi Raikkonen shrugged off another podium finish in the 2013 F1 world championship campaign, suggesting that his second place, ahead of team-mate Romain Grosjean, was more important from the point of view of the Lotus squad.

The Finn came from ninth on the grid to be the nearest thing to a challenger to Sebastian Vettel but, even as the German edged closer to a fourth straight title, admitted that the 2-3 result was of greater value to Lotus as it attempts to regain a top three spot in the constructors’ standings. Despite taking 17 points out of the deficit to Mercedes, Lotus remains 44 adrift of its Brackley rival, while Raikkonen moved back into the individual top three by overtaking the click here for more