Räikkönen: We can't be pleased with sixth
10 May 2014 – Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen says that he can't be pleased with his result in Spain after qualifying in sixth place for Sunday's race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Räikkönen edged out Ferrari team-mate Fernando Alonso and is now eyeing a good start to the race in order to move up the grid.
"We can't be pleased with sixth place, because naturally we want to be fighting for the top places," he said.
"But compared to the last race, we have managed to solve some problems and have improved the feeling I have from the car. Yesterday, the long run went well and, in general, we did a good job, but there is still much more to do, because we are not yet as fast as we would like to be.
"Tomorrow, the goal is to get a good start and then have a normal race. Of course, we will also need a good strategy and we will have to keep an eye on our tyre management. It won't be easy, but we are definitely going to fight."
Alonso urged Ferrari not to make any mistakes if they are to improve in the race.
"There is a definite improvement compared to China, but we have some problems with the rear, despite the many set-up changes we made," he said.
"Kimi did very well and I hope that both Ferraris can finish higher up. Now we must find the best strategy for tomorrow and try to get a good start. But above all, we mustn't make any mistakes, because this race demands a high level of concentration."