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Kimi: Magnussen ended points run

Monday 31st March 2014

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Kimi: Magnussen ended points run

Kimi: Magnussen ended points run

Kimi Raikkonen has lamented a lost opportunity in Malaysia, saying Kevin Magnussen "wiped out" his chances of scoring.

Starting sixth on Sunday afternoon, Raikkonen had hoped to fight for a strong points results. That, though, didn't happen.

Fighting for position off the line, the Ferrari driver was tagged by McLaren rookie Magnussen resulting in a puncture.

Not only did the puncture and the unscheduled stop drop Raikkonen behind the field but it also damaged his F14T.

Raikkonen, though, remained in the grand prix but could only manage 12th place.

"I am very disappointed with how this race turned out, because I got a good start, but then the collision with Magnussen damaged my right rear tyre, which meant I had to make an extra stop," he said.

"That wiped out any chance I had of fighting for a good finish.

"After the accident, the car's handling was not the same, as the tyre had caused damage to the floor, which led to a loss of downforce.

"On my first set of tyres, I had some difficulties and it was only after the final stop, when I fitted the Mediums that it went better, but by then it was too late.

"Hard to say how things might have gone without that problem, because our rivals were very quick, but maybe I could have finished close to Fernando.

"It was a really unlucky day, but overall we managed to improve our performance and now we must concentrate on the positive aspects of this weekend and work to improve starting already next week in Bahrain."

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