Kimi Raikkonen has put behind him the disappointment of the Monaco Grand Prix, where he and McLaren’s Sergio Perez had a coming together, ruining the Finn’s race.
Raikkonen dropped from fifth to 13th, before a fightback in the closing two laps saw him claim the final points position. Whilst he took some positives from the race, it was his spat with Perez that made headlines after he said a “punch in the face” for the Mexican would be suitable punishment for his driving.
He’s not put that behind him, and is fully focused on the next race in Canada.
“We had a bad result on Sunday in Monaco; that was clear for anyone to see,” he admitted.
“No-one wants to lose so many points thanks to the actions of another driver, but that race is over; Monaco is just a distant memory and I’m all ready for Canada.”
The 33-year-old hasn’t had the best of luck at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit in the past thanks to a number of ‘setbacks’.
“I have won there which was pretty good, but I have experienced some setbacks there as well,” he added. “Many times the race has been quite a lottery as there seem to be different things which affect it. The weather can change a lot, sometimes the tyres or the track aren’t working very well, sometimes there are a lot of safety cars, or sometimes another driver runs into the back of you when you’re waiting at a red light.
“As for the place itself, I’ve always liked Montréal. It is one of the nicest cities we visit all year.”