Raikkonen grabs first point of 2021: 'It became very hectic'

10-06-2021 10:58 | Updated: 10-06-2021 11:32
by GPblog.com
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Raikkonen grabs first point of 2021: 'It became very hectic'

Kimi Raikkonen scored his first points of 2021 at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Antonio Giovinazzi did the same in Monaco, and now in Baku Alfa Romeo managed to score a point for the second time in a row.

Raikkonen and Giovinazzi are doing much better this year. Where last year they battled with Haas and Williams at the back, Alfa Romeo is now up against the points. Giovinazzi scored the team's first point in Monaco, and Raikkonen repeated the feat at the Azerbaijan GP.

Point for Raikkonen

''At the start of the last two laps it became hectic. I had to avoid an opponent and in the chaos avoid a collision. Fortunately, in the end we were able to grab a point," the Finn said to Speedweek.com. They are important points for Alfa Romeo, which thus distances itself from Haas and Williams on P8.

''Other than that, my race was not very exciting. We stopped a bit later than the others for fresh tyres. The idea was to be able to attack at the end of the race. Overtaking however turned out to be more difficult than expected," Raikkonen concluded. 

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