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Raikkonen not satisfied with Alfa Romeo start

Raikkonen not satisfied with Alfa Romeo start

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Raikkonen not satisfied with Alfa Romeo start

Raikkonen not satisfied with Alfa Romeo start

Kimi Raikkonen says his start to the 2019 season has been disappointing, despite managing to score points at all four races since swapping Ferrari for Alfa Romeo. Although he has secured all of Alfa's points so far this season, the Finn says the team are yet to maximise their potential.

After finishing eighth, seventh and ninth in Australia, Bahrain and China, Raikkonen rounded off the points places in Azerbaijan last time out, despite starting from the pit-lane.

Alfa are sixth in the constructors' standings, five points behind McLaren currently occupying the 'best-of-the-rest' slot in fourth, although Antonio Giovinazzi is yet to score a point.

"I think we've been getting some points at least," Raikkonen told Motorsport Week.

"But I don't think we got everything out of any of the weekends from the package, so on that side it's a bit disappointing, but we'll keep fine tuning things.

"It's a young group of people so we need to do things better a little bit here and there and I'm sure it will turn out to be good."

Raikkonen's pit-lane start in Baku was enforced after his front wing failed a deflection test after qualifying and the veteran confirmed that Alfa had been aware they were at risk before the event.

"At the last race [in China] I had an issue at the end of the race and broke a strake on the front wing and we lost the downforce," he said.

"It's probably a similar thing. We knew the issue after the last race but we didn't have time to produce a new one and this is what you get.

"For sure it doesn't make you faster but this is what it is. Hopefully it will be fair for everybody after this."

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