Kimi Raikkonen said that in the beginning of the race at albert Park had problems with understeer, which determined the entire future course of the race for him.
While his teammate at Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel won the Finn was fourth with a gap of 22 seconds.
“Yesterday in qualifying, we are faced with understeer, and the race on the first set of tyres, this problem appeared again, – quotes the AUTOSPORT Raikkonen. – After the transition to the Soft behavior of the machine became better, but it was too late”.
In the last laps Raikkonen was caught up by the Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen, but Finn said that the drop in pace was due to the need to save fuel.
“The final result is a bit frustrating, but I think we understand what needs to be done. At least, unlike the last few years, I managed to get to the finish line – continued Kimi. We hoped for a different result, but nothing can be done. I’m sure in the next race we will play better.
We have a good car and a good basis for further progress”.
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