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Raikkonen Admits That 3 Points Is Just Not Good Enough

Kimi Raikkonen has told reporters that his sixth place in the Bahrain Grand Prix today, which awarded Ferrari 3 points their first 3 of the season is just not good enough for a team of their calbire.

The Italian outfit have struggled all season, and narrowly avoided making 2009 their worst start to a season ever with the 3 points today.

However Raikkonen said they needed to improve, and scene as this race was at the maximum of the F60’s potential, he is hoping that a swathe of new aerodynamic parts to be introduced ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix will help them close the gap and get onto the podium.

“I am happy to have picked up a few points but I can’t be that pleased with our performance level,” said Raikkonen. “I’ve been around long enough not to get very excited about a sixth place. We are well aware we have to improve.

“In theory, the new package we will have in Barcelona should see us make a good step forward, but we won’t know just how big it will be compared to the others until we are on track in Spain.

“Today, we got the most out of the F60’s current potential, even if I lost a bit of time in my final pitstop because of a problem with a part of the fairing on the left front wheel which cost me the chance of exiting pitlane ahead of Barrichello.”

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