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Bitter end for Kimi in Chinese Grand Prix
Sunday, 15 April 2012
Kimi Raikkonen was left lamenting his strategy in the Chinese Grand Prix after dropping down to 14th position in the end, having run as high as 2nd  place 15 laps before the end of the race.

The Lotus driver had opted for a two-stop strategy, which may have worked in getting up to second, but it didn't work in allowing him to keep it as those on three-stoppers came storming by.

Raikkonen, who had been one of the first of the two-stoppers to pit, could do absolutely nothing to keep those with fresher tyres at bay.

The 2007 World Champ finished the grand prix down in 14th place, over 50s behind race winner Rosberg.

"We tried to run two stops but we ran out of the tyres in the end," said the Finn.

"We tried but it didn't pay off today. There are two choices and we took another one, we thought it was going to work out but it didn't."

 
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