Raikkonen: "Boring" Interlagos race not unusual

Kimi Raikkonen believes a lack of rain and incidents were the triggers for a 'boring' Brazilian Grand Prix.

Although Interlagos has produced many thrillers in the past, Sunday's race proved a disappointment with a lack of position changes at the front of the field.

Raikkonen, who ran a two-stop strategy to take fourth place, believed that the dry conditions and the fact there were no safety cars meant it turned in to a procession.

"It was quite a boring race in the end for me," he said. "With the new tyres it was okay but with the used tyres I struggled, especially with the front, so it was tricky. But we started fourth and finished fourth."

When asked why there had been so little action at the front, Raikkonen said: "I don't know. This is how it is.

"Quite often I think [in the past], we happened to have some odd conditions, and a lot of things can happen with safety cars and things like that. You then get a lot of overtaking and a lot of battles.

"But quite often, we can have a pretty boring races from start to finish in the end, and it was one of those days."

Good for Verstappen

Raikkonen was aware that the only excitement in Brazil had been delivered by Max Verstappen, who pulled off some dramatic overtaking moves.

And after the Dutchman said inspiration for his efforts had come from a pass Raikkonen pulled on Michael Schumacher in 2012, the Finn said he was happy for his rival.

"You try to overtake where ever it is possible," he said. "Sometimes most of the overtaking happens where someone in the past does it that way, or some battles happen more or less the same way. So good for him getting past the people."

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Series Formula 1
Event Brazilian GP
Track Interlagos
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen
Teams Ferrari
Article type Breaking news