Belgium

Last Race: 24th Aug Belgium

Belgium GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Daniel Ricciardo
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Valtteri Bottas

Kimi 'wouldn't say' it was his fault

Saturday 22nd February 2014

Share:

Kimi 'wouldn't say' it was his fault

Kimi 'wouldn't say' it was his fault

Kimi Raikkonen has downplayed the crash that brought an end to Saturday's action in Bahrain, saying it didn't cost the team much time.

Putting in the laps at the Sakhir circuit on Saturday, the fourth and final day of the second pre-season outing, Raikkonen crashed heavily with just a few minutes remaining in the day.

The Finn lost control of his Ferrari F14T and crashed into the wall at Turn 4 causing heavy damage to the car.

"I was on a kerb and got some fairly massive wheelspin," he explained to Autosport.

"I couldn't catch it anymore and unfortunately it went directly into the wall and damaged the car.

"Things happen so I wouldn't say it's my fault. We improved the settings a lot and it's not too bad, but there's a lot of torque in the car."

Raikkonen, who was third fastest for the day, a massive 3.435s down on Nico Rosberg's P1 time, played down the impact his crash had on Ferrari's programme.

"We always want more laps, but today we didn't have any problems.

"Obviously I damaged the car with the crash and there were many red flags, but we did more or less what we wanted to. I don't think it's an issue.

"We could do long runs but the plan was to do something different. In the next test for sure we can do them."

Related Links
Rosberg Is Fastest Of All In Bahrain
Day Four's Action In Bahrain

It's Go, Go, Go In Belgium

Editor's Picks

Team-Mate Wars: Belgian GP

Team-Mate Wars: Belgian GP

Lewis, Daniel and Jenson extended their considerable leads in TMW, but for once Fernando let one slip...

Winners and Losers: Spa

Winners and Losers: Spa

Daniel Ricciardo made it two on the trot thanks to Nico Rosberg's one-man campaign at wrecking Mercedes' challenge...

Stand-Out Moments In 2014

Stand-Out Moments In 2014

Stuff the critics, Andrew Davies thinks this has been an outstanding year of F1 and delivers his 10 magnificent moments...

What Will Alonso Do Next?

What Will Alonso Do Next?

Fernando Alonso is well known for his love of magic, but he needs to pull a rabbit out of a hat very quickly...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...