Raikkonen wants explanation from Ferrari on strategy

Kimi Raikkonen admits he wants an explanation from Ferrari on its pit stop strategy after he finished behind team-mate Fernando Alonso in Spain.

Alonso passed Raikkonen on fresher tyres in the closing stages in Spain on the back of a three-stop strategy, having earlier pitted before the Finn despite running behind Raikkonen on the road. Usually priority is given to the man running first, and at the end of the race Raikkonen asked on the radio “who made these calls?” complaining that he was receiving “second choice”, and also walked away from TV interviews when asked about the strategy. Raikkonen admits he was confused by Ferrari’s decision-making.

“No, but obviously I want to clear up a few things and that’s all,” he said when asked if he feels like Ferrari’s number two driver. “Obviously there was not much between it, I ran out of tyres a little bit in that lap or two. We still finished far away from the others or where we want to be, so it did not make much difference, two or three stop.
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  1. Post By Nondi Ploom

    I imagine the answer is pretty simple, Kimi: Alonso was ahead of you 43 to 32 in the WDC.

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