Raikkonen made the remark by way of group radio after ending the British Grand Prix out of the factors in fifteenth place.

The Finn had gained locations initially in each the Saturday dash and within the grand prix itself.

He spent the latter a part of the principle occasion battling with Red Bull’s Sergio Perez, however misplaced any likelihood of creating the highest 10 after contact led to a late spin.

Raikkonen has scored just one level thus far in 2021, when he completed tenth in Azerbaijan, whereas his team-mate Antonio Giovinazzi additionally solely has a tenth place to his title.

The Hinwil group stopped growth of its 2021 automotive a number of weeks in the past, other than the work required to fulfill the stricter rear wing deflection checks.

After the flag at Silverstone, Raikkonen’s engineer instructed that he may have been completed tenth with out the contact with Perez.

“Maybe, or maybe we need to make the car fast, it’s simple,” he replied. “It’s impossible to fight against them. Same this, same that, and try to fight with the other cars. Come on, we’ve got to wake up and do something.”

Later Raikkonen admitted that it had been a troublesome afternoon that noticed him defending relatively than attacking.

“We kind of expected it was not going to be an easy race for us here and that’s how it turned out to be,” he mentioned when requested in regards to the Silverstone race. “After the beginning we have been fairly OK, however the longer we go, the extra I’m watching within the mirrors greater than ahead.

“We tried to fight, but it wasn’t enough here. Maybe at some other track we can be a bit better off, but you know, what can you do?”

Regarding the incident with Perez he mentioned: “I believe over the race we had some battles, and clearly they have been lots sooner. But I managed to maintain him behind fairly a very long time.

“And ultimately we have been a few corners subsequent to one another after which I used to be outdoors the earlier nook, inside the following, and I don’t know, possibly he didn’t see me, however I ended up spinning and that’s about it.

“I was OK there and then suddenly he just turned in and then I went. But I’d much rather fight for the position. Finishing 11th or 12th doesn’t really help us.”

Alfa’s head of monitor engineering Xevi Pujolar admitted that the group is missing the tempo to attain factors on benefit in the meanwhile.

“We knew again that we would be fighting close to the points,” mentioned the Spaniard. “And then if one thing occurred in entrance we will get fairly shut. But we’re lacking a bit extra.

“We tried to go on the aggressive facet with Kimi, boxing fairly early, however we wanted a bit extra tempo to get near the factors in the midst of the race.”


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