It will be a Ferrari one-two at the Bahrain Grand Prix tomorrow, with Sebastian Vettel taking pole and Raikkonen having to settle for second place, largely because of the traffic in front of him during his last bout at attempting to finish top of the charts.
Raikkonen had topped FP2 and FP3 and was in pole position in the early parts of Q3 before losing out to Vettel by 0.063s.
The Finn was a bit dissapointed with second spot as he genuinely believed that he could have edged out his teammate had there been no traffic in front of him.
“It was far from ideal with the traffic on the last lap,” Raikkonen said.
“I thought there was a lot we could improve, but it was a messy think, in the end. It’s disappointing, because it has been pretty okay for most of the weekend, you always want more.” he added.
Raikkonen had ended Australian GP qualifying second on the grid as well and hopes that this time he could actually go on and overtake his teammate and win the grand prix.
“I don’t think it’s any different,” he said. “It’s just another car, we’re never side by side on the start because we’re second. Basically we’ll be in the same position but with another car compared to the previous time. It makes no difference.
“It’s a new car, there are certain new designs on it, it could be good or not, but there’s not one particular thing that suddenly made it better for me than in the other years.” Kimi concluded.
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