Daniel Ricciardo obviously deserved a penalty at Monaco Grand Prix - Kimi Raikkonen

Dan Istitene / Staff

Kimi Raikkonen believes Daniel Ricciardo should have been penalised for the move he pulled to take fifth place towards the end of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Ricciardo made use of fresh tyres to attack Raikkonen following a safety car period and passed the Finn at Mirabeau with an ambitious move on the inside. Ricciardo made obvious contact with the Ferrari and pushed it wide to take the position, which Raikkonen thinks should have resulted in a penalty.

"It's not very clear what you are allowed to do because sometimes you get a penalty for gaining advantage and other times you don't," he said. "There is usually a penalty for this kind of thing but this time there was not. In my mind it was pretty obvious, but the stewards think different."

Raikkonen said the key to better results in the future would be to qualify higher up the grid.

"Obviously we have to go away and think as something wasn't right in qualifying yesterday. Get the car working as best as we can and gain some places. Hopefully for the rest of the year we can do that and make the race a whole lot easier. On Sundays we seem to have the speed but starting in bad positions doesn't help."