Frustating qualifying as Kimi made a mistake on one lap and fell foul of a communication issue at the end of the session which precluded him from qualifying higher than 18th.
Kimi Räikkönen, E20-03.
Q: P18, 1:27.758.
FP3: P12, 1:26.737.
“Today didn’t go quite as planned. There’s no issue with the car; I made a mistake and there was a communication issue so the timing wasn’t right to get another lap. It cost us a good qualifying position but that’s how it goes sometimes. We should have easily been in Q2. It’s not the best start but we’ll try to put it right in the race. There’s plenty of speed in the car. The steering was fine. It’s not perfect for exactly what I want but it doesn’t affect my driving. For sure we can do better than 18th tomorrow so we’ll have to see what happens.”