Räikkönen rues contact with Chilton
25 May 2014 – Kimi Räikkönen was left to rue a collision with Marussia backmarker Max Chilton which left the Finn out of contention at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Räikkönen started the race from sixth on the grid but moved up to fourth at the start and inherited third when Sebastian Vettel retired.
But the Finn was clipped by Chilton as the Brit unlapped himself behind the safety car, forcing Räikkönen to pit for a second time.
"This was a very unlucky day for me, a real shame after getting a good start and managing to move up to third place," he said.
"The car was handling well and had a good pace. Unfortunately, in a Safety Car period, my car was hit by Chilton's Marussia and I had to make an unscheduled stop as my right rear tyre was damaged and that meant the end of any chance of getting a good result.
"I am sorry I still haven't managed to get a good result because we are working very hard. We know there is a lot to do as our rivals are still a long way ahead, but I am sure that if we continue down this path the results will come, maybe with a bit more luck."
Räikkönen eventually finished the race in 12th place following a late collision with Kevin Magnussen, for which the Ferrari driver received a reprimand.