GP Messico, commenti post qualifiche–30/10/2016
Raikkonen said the car improved for Saturday, but he was also confused by how the tyres performed and cited an engine problem for ruining his final run in Q3.
"I felt my car was definitely better today," he said.
"It was more to do with getting the tyres working as you want because it seems to be quite tricky.
"One lap, you make them work easily, like in Q1, then we had a struggle in Q2 and it seemed to come back in the last qualifying.
"In the last qualifying, the first lap was decent but I felt I lost time in a few places and then there was something a bit odd feeling in the last part.
"We had some issue with power on the last set of tyres so I feel there was a lot of lap time that we never got to use. The team is looking into it.
"After a little struggle in Q2, I took it a bit easy in the first run in the last part of qualifying first run so the position we are is not showing where the lap time was from our side.
"It’s just unfortunate what happened."