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3rd place for Kimi in Spanish Grand Prix
Sunday, 13 May 2012
After a strong race, starting from 4th position, Kimi Raikkonen finished in 3rd place behind Pastor Maldonado and Fernando Alonso.

Kimi is confident that he will eventually break through for a victory for Lotus in 2012, after finishing on the podium at the last two races.

"I am a bit disappointed because if we had done everything right in the first part of the race, we could have put ourselves in first place," he said.

"There is no issue with the speed of the car, but it is so close between all the teams that if you have a small problem or a small issue it can cost you a lost. Our car can do it, but everything has to fall in the right place to be able to win. If you get the chance you should take it. Hopefully we can keep doing what we are doing now. We will see when we can win but so far it is a good step and the car feels strong everywhere."

"I had a very good start and had chance to overtake on the outside, but we did not have enough speed and I hit the limiter in fifth position.".

"The first stint was okay, but I didn't have the speed to stay with [the leaders]. It was a bit disappointing. We changed the tyres and it seemed to be pretty good, but we were too far away. We needed 10 more laps and we could have fought for the win."

 

 

Classified:
Pos  Driver        Team                       Time
1.  Maldonado     Williams-Renault           1h39:09.145
2.  Alonso        Ferrari                    +     3.195
3.  Raikkonen     Lotus-Renault              +     3.884
4.  Grosjean      Lotus-Renault              +    14.799
5.  Kobayashi     Sauber-Ferrari             +  1:14.641
6.  Vettel        Red Bull-Renault           +  1:17.576
7.  Rosberg       Mercedes                   +  1:27.919
8.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes           +  1:28.100
9.  Button        McLaren-Mercedes           +  1:25.200
10.  Hulkenberg    Force India-Mercedes       +     1 lap
11.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault           +     1 lap
12.  Vergne        Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +     1 lap
13.  Ricciardo     Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +     1 lap
14.  Di Resta      Force India-Mercedes       +     1 lap
15.  Massa         Ferrari                    +     1 lap
16.  Kovalainen    Caterham-Renault           +     1 lap
17.  Petrov        Caterham-Renault           +     1 lap
18.  Glock         Marussia-Cosworth          +    2 laps
19.  De la Rosa    HRT-Cosworth               +    3 laps

 

 
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