Jun 11, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT
Kimi Raikkonen had a predictable reaction to being told he had equaled Michael Schumacher’s record for most consecutive F1 points finishes:
“I don’t care about that. I care about scoring the points, but not about any records.”
Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix was Raikkonen’s 24th consecutive race in the points, a streak which began at last year’s Bahrain Grand Prix.
“It’s been a bad weekend, but at least we scored a few points,” Raikkonen added. After beginning the year with a win the Lotus driver has scored just three points in the last two races and fallen to third in the championship, 44 points behind leader Vettel.
“My race didn’t start very well and then my brakes were fading with the pedal going soft, similar to the problem we had on Friday,” he explained.
“It wasn’t ideal but at least the brakes were good enough to slow me down for the corners. Unfortunately though it meant I lost a lot of time and wasn’t able to attack, plus we lost a few seconds in the pit stop which obviously didn’t help either.
“Most of my race was just following the cars in front and defending from those behind, so not the most enjoyable day nor the most enjoyable result.”
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