Kimi Raikkonen left "disappointed" despite best result of the season in Brazil

18-11-2019 10:33
by Matt Gretton
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Kimi Raikkonen left disappointed despite best result of the season in Brazil

Kimi Raikkonen almost found himself on the podium for the first time since he left Ferrari. Alfa Romeo scored 22 points from an eventful Brazilian Grand Prix but, in true Kimi style, Raikkonen is left disappointed. The Iceman was challenging Carlos Sainz for what turned out to be a podium place after Lewis Hamilton was given a penalty. 

The result pushes Raikkonen up to 12th in the F1 world champion and he needs to outscore Lando Norris and Sergio Perez by four points in Abu Dhabi to finish inside the top for the 16th time in 17 seasons. 

The Finnish Formula 1 driver was pleased with the big points but disappointed he couldn't get more. 

“It’s great to finally be able to celebrate our best result of the season as a team. It was a positive day and finally, we were able to get the result we worked so hard for. We kept on our own most of the race, but at the end, we were in the middle of the action," Raikkonen said. 

"I am disappointed we couldn’t get past Sainz for what turned out to be the final podium position: we had the speed, got a good run on him twice but couldn’t get past. But you always want something more: in the end, it’s good to get big points with both cars.”

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