Raikkonen: Australian GP win was “not too difficult”

2013 Australian Grand PrixPosted on Author Keith Collantine

Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus, Melbourne, 2013Kimi Raikkonen said his season-opening win at Melbourne was “not too difficult”.

“I had a good feeling on Friday already we just had the best set-up in that time,” he said after the race.

“I knew that the rears should be OK once we get the front from last season. We made some changes, I was expecting that the tyres should be pretty OK but of course you never know what the other teams would do. In the first race you always have doubts about how many laps you can do on a set of tyres.”

Raikkonen said it was “the best way” to begin the new season. “But like I sad we were pretty happy with the car in Barcelona, once we came here we seem to improve the car, it’s been pretty good all weekend.”

“It was a bit disappointing to only qualify seventh but with the conditions out there it wasn’t easy. I knew if I made it through the first lap with a pretty good position we should give ourselves a good chance for fighting on the podium and it turned out to be no too difficult.”

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