Scuderia Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene was left disappointed with the Prancing Horse’s performance at the United States Grand Prix in Texas on Sunday.
Kimi Raikkonen out-qualified team mate Sebastian Vettel on Saturday, starting the race from fifth place with Vettel in sixth place. The Finn made a great start to the race getting past Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen as the pair headed in the tight hairpin into turn 1 at the Circuit of the Americas.
Raikkonen would later retire from the race following a mistake by the pit-crew during the Finn’s final stop resulting in the Finn failing to finish the race. Sebastian Vettel had a better day as he was able to bring his car home in fourth place just behind his former Red Bull team mate Daniel Riccardo. As a result of the fourth place Vettel has now moved back ahead of Kimi Raikkonen in the race for fourth place in the championship.
Speaking following the race, Maurizio Arrivabene commented by saying:
Obviously, we had hoped for a better result this weekend. Once again, though, we paid a heavy price for our qualifying position. In the race, our pace was definitely better than yesterday, and we could have fought for a podium finish. Now we move to Mexico straight away, and we will put our maximum effort and concentration into the next racing weekend.