Raikkonen: 'Result f**k all to do with motivation'

Sunday 20th April 2014, 15:46 by TF1T Staff 

Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen hit back at claims he lacks motivation after a reporter suggested it might be the reason why he can't match team-mate Fernando Alonso this season.

The Finnish driver, who finished in eighth, 50 seconds behind third placed Alonso, has so far been unable to match the Spaniard who sits third in the championship with 41 points compared to Raikkonen's 11.

When asked if he lacked motivation this year, he replied: "I don't know why you always come up with motivation.

"If I were not motivated I wouldn't be here answering this kind of question. It's f**k all to do with that, we have bad races and that's an unfortunate thing but that's how it goes sometimes. Our aim is to improve and get where we want to be."

Raikkonen is however confident they've made some improvements since Australia, even if it's not entirely noticeable from outside.

"We improved things, we improved things at every race," he said. "If we would take from Australia to here we have made a lot of improvements. Obviously sometimes it's hard to see it outside but we know it ourselves and it seems to work. I was pretty happy with the car at the last race; obviously the race didn't go as I planned."

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