What seemed like a very promising race for Kimi Raikkonen and Scuderia Ferrari quickly turned into a very complicated Sunday in the 2017 Canadian Grand Prix, the seventh round of the Formula One championship. The Finnish driver began the race in fourth position on the grid in Montreal and would have hoped for a positive start in order to gain at least one position and be able to fight for a place on the podium with the two Mercedes drivers and his German teammate Sebastian Vettel, but unfortunately this time things did not go as planned for the Maranello team:
“At the start I got wheelspin off the line and obviously we lost quite a few places. From that moment it was not an easy race: I struggled in the first few laps, it was difficult to get past the Force India car. We decided to switch our tactics and gor for two stops in order to create a speed difference with fresh tires. We had a very good pace again and we were nicely going back close to the guys in front. Unfortunately, we had the issue with the brakes and we could not really use our speed in the second part of the race. In the last ten laps I had hardly no brakes; it’s a pity but at least we could bring the car back and get a few points. It was not an easy day for the team but this is how it goes sometimes. If this is our bad day, then we have to take it and go forward from here.” – Kimi Raikkonen explained at the end of the race, as reported by Italian national sports newspaper based in Rome Corriere dello Sport.
Scuderia Ferrari’s Finnish driver is currently fourth in the Formula One standings after seven rounds, with 73 points, 20 behind Valtteri Bottas from Mercedes, while Scuderia Ferrari have now lost the lead in the Formula 1 Constructor Standings, as Mercedes have 222 points, eight more than the Italian team, ahead of the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, which will be held on the Baku City Circuit, a street circuit in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan in two weeks time.