Perhaps Kimi Räikkönen, who is driving his last F1 season, will get to his favorite track next weekend as the season continues on the legendary Spa-Francorchamps track in Belgium.
Räikkönen, who turns 41 in October, has still not reached the points in the F1 series this season.
The 2007 world champion tried to explain why Alfa Romeo’s F1 car this season is too slow.
- We're too slow. What have we done wrong? I think it happened already when the car was designed. We hoped we would be in a situation where we started last year. Something has gone wrong, Räikkönen said, according to the RaceFans website.
According to Räikkönen, the balance of the car does not feel very bad, but the speed is clearly lacking.
It is clear that Räikkönen would certainly like a Mercedes F1 engine for his car, but a bigger problem than Ferrari's power source is poor aerodynamics.
- We need to improve the car's downforce. We need more and more efficient aerodynamics to be faster at every turn. While the balance may be pretty good, there won’t be a good lap time.
This time, Räikkönen has only been able to advance from the opening section of the time trials only once.
- It’s pretty easy to say what we need, but aerodynamics are probably the hardest part of the whole formula in number one, so it can’t be improved easily or quickly. It will take time, Raikkonen said.