Kimi Raikkonen: Nothing majorly wrong with Alfa Romeo

Kimi Raikkonen believes there is nothing majorly wrong with Alfa Romeo’s trajectory amid his and the team’s recent lack of results.

Raikkonen scored points in eight of the 12 races held prior to the summer break but has not added to his tally since, due to a sequence of mistakes, incidents and overall lack of pace.

Raikkonen has now slipped to 14th in the championship, while Alfa Romeo has fallen adrift of Racing Point in the Constructors’ battle.

“Obviously we had a new package a few races ago, so we’re trying to understand if that’s the reason [for the problems] or if there’s something else, like the track layouts or a combination of everything,” he said.

“Hopefully this weekend we can understand a bit more and move forward. Like I said, it’s not massive things we need, just some small things and you can move up in the midfield.

“Hopefully we’ll figure it out this weekend, to understand a bit more as there’s been a lot of work done in the factory since the last race.

“Until we’ll run the cars it’s impossible to say if we found the issues or not.

“But, as I said, I don’t think it’s anything major, night and day difference, but it’s so close in qualifying that any mistake or any issues put you out of position and makes it difficult to get anything on Sunday.”

Raikkonen has not endured five races without a point since his first year with McLaren in 2002.