Kimi Raikkonen has had a mixed start to the 2018 F1 season, managing two podium finishes despite Ferrari’s skewed ‘Vettel’ strategy.
The Chinese GP epitomised how Ferrari are somehow favouring Vettel when it comes to race strategies, as they kept Kimi out on the track on those deteriorating tyres for a long time but had Vettel into the pit lane as soon as his tyres lost the slightest bit of sheen.
A lot of rumours were doing the circles about how Ferrari are favouring Vettel, a tactic that could alienate Kimi from the World Championship race.
Raikkonen however, has dismissed all those talks, saying that as far as he knows, he is being treated equally.
“It’s always easy to say after the race what we should have done once you know,” Raikkonen said
“The end result you can easily say this should have been there and this there. During the race you try to do the best you can and sometimes it’s OK sometimes not but it’s just a normal case in any race conditions.
“As far as I know I have 100% same chance as everybody else and we’ll try to make the best out of it.” he added.
Kimi does believe that Ferrari as a unit could do a little better, but he is pretty content with how he has been driving this season.
“I guess there’s always opinions on anything but third is what we got. Could we have got more? Probably yes. Could we have got less? For sure. This is what we got so we go forward.
“I’ve been happy with my driving most of the time
“I haven’t changed really, the results have been better.
“Obviously [they’re] far from ideal still, we’ve had one DNF already. That’s unfortunate, apart from that it’s pretty okay.” Kimi concluded.