GP Abu Dhabi, commenti post gara–23/11/2014
RAIKKONEN: DIFFICULT RACE NO SURPRISE
Alonso’s team-mate Kimi Raikkonen said he was not surprised that Ferrari struggled for pace in the season finale.
The Finn outqualified Alonso for only the third time this season but was passed by him early on in the race and only inherited 10th when Nico Rosberg suffered mechanical problems and slumped to 14th late on.
The 2007 world champion, whose 12th place in the drivers’ standings is the worst result of his F1 career, said the race went more or less how the team had expected.
"I didn’t have the speed, the car was behaving not badly but just lacking all round lap time," Raikkonen explained.
"We got done in a straight line a few times and weren’t really able to attack so were falling backwards a bit.
"We expected it to be a difficult race and that’s what it turned out to be."