As some Formula One drivers again left the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix with or without penalties that they or others felt were unjust, Scuderia Ferrari Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen says sometimes “it is against you, sometimes it helps you”.
Mercedes were unhappy last Saturday when Max Verstappen escaped punishment for impeding Valtteri Bottas during qualifying. Max Verstappen, who went on to win the Mexican Grand Prix, would have been happy with the call especially as it came just a week after he felt robbed of third place in the United States Grand Prix after being penalised by the stewards:
“Sometimes it is against you, sometimes it helps you.” – Kimi Raikkonen said, as reported by the British media – “but I’m sure no driver will be happy when it goes against you. There’s a few different stewards around and everybody has their own opinions on everything. I don’t see that changing even if we have the same guys always because when it is good for you, you are happy, but when it’s against you, you are still going to be sad and not so happy. No incident is the same as other, so the end result is not always going to be the same because there will always be differences in the things they are going to look at. Unfortunately it is part of racing, we’ll always be discussing this, but if you go to MotoGP or something you have a similar story there.” – Scuderia Ferrari Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen concluded.