Qualifying will be important says Raikkonen
2 June 2013 – Formula One will travel to Canada this week for the 2013 Canadian Grand Prix. The race, held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, always offers the fans an exciting race. Canadian Grand Prix winner (2005) Kimi Raikkonen says qualifying will be important in Montreal.
“I have won here which was pretty good, but I have experienced some setbacks there as well,” Raikkonen said speaking about the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. “Many times the race has been quite a lottery as there seem to be different things which affect it. The weather can change a lot, sometimes the tyres or the track aren’t working very well, sometimes there are a lot of safety cars, or sometimes another driver runs into the back of you when you’re waiting at a red light.
“What do you need for a good result in Canada? A good car. Like at every circuit you need to get the set-up exactly right. You need a well-balanced chassis in the medium downforce configuration and you don’t want to be too hard on brakes as there’s a lot of aggressive braking there. It’s something I quite enjoy, the stop and go style of the circuit. Qualifying is important at every circuit, but not as essential as it was in Monaco to get a good result. It’s not easy to get past, but there are one or two places to overtake.”