Raikkonen blames bad luck for poor results


2 June 2014 by Ryan Wood

Kimi Raikkonen believes his race performances have been far better than his results, with things outside of his control pushing him down the field.

The Finnish driver is 44 points adrift of his team-mate Fernando Alonso who's he yet to beat during a race weekend this season, but that looked as though it was about to change in Monaco until contact with a backmarker resulted in a puncture.

When asked if Monaco was his best drive of the year so far, he told Autosport: "I have driven well many times, but there's always been something going wrong in the races - like punctures from other people hitting me - and it's just never come together really.

"It's a shame. Again we had a good position [in Monaco] but got a puncture so it's just bad luck.

"Small things go wrong and make a massive difference in the end."

He believes his luck may change though and better results will come as he continues to make progress with his understanding of the Ferrari F14 T.

"Once we get a good feeling with things I'm sure it's going to be a lot better," he added.

"But until we get the results and things fixed we have to keep fighting and hopefully be a bit more lucky in the future."