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Kimi Raikkonen admits to s*** lap in qualifying for Chinese Grand Prix

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Kimi Raikkonen was disappointed with himself after admitting his qualifying lap for the Chinese Grand Prix was ... substandard.

Raikkonen qualified sixth behind both Williams and nearly 0.6s off his Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel. Raikkonen made a mistake in Turn 3, running slightly wide and struggling to get the power down on the following straight.

"We have had a pretty okay weekend, but surprisingly enough on the last try something wasn't correct," he said. "I'm not complaining that something wasn't correct, but it was a shit lap in that one area and the reasons for it we don't know. It's disappointing for me and I'm disappointed in myself that it has ended up this way again because it makes it much more difficult to start in that position. Tomorrow is another day and we expect the car to be good in the race, but that doesn't make life easy to start in that position.

"I just had some difficulties in the first three corners on the last try and I just lost so much time in Turn 3. I was a bit surprised because the car been behaving really well until the last lap and it was not so easy there for some reason. It pretty much ruined the lap and it was difficult to catch up, but that's the way it is."