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Canadian Grand Prix - Overall, we know we have a strong car.

I think my start was not particularly good but at the same time not that bad either. The car was good, I think it was clear that today we could have been better than fourth, but that's how we finished and what is done is done. Overall, we know we have a strong car. Looking back at the start, Bottas and I were trying to go from the inside when Max came around but these things can happen. Then, with the safety car on track I did not realize that the damage to the front wing was as bad as it actually was, we only noticed it at full speed. There was also some additional damage to other parts of the bodywork, hard to say what they cost me in terms of laptime, but the car did not feel as the one I had driven in the past two days. Yet the pace was there and I would have liked some more laps to finish on the podium, the trophy here looked nice... That was my target and I missed it. But we are growing up as a team.

Race
 
  Pos. Time Gap Laps FL Lap
VETTEL 4th 1:33:41.061 35.907 70 1:14.719 70
  1st stop 5 Supersoft
  2nd stop 49 Ultrasoft
RAIKKONEN th 1:34:03.786 58.632 70 1:15.388 59
  1st stop 17 Supersoft
  2nd stop 41 Ultrasoft
Weather: air 29°C, asphalt 39/45°C. Clear

Monaco Grand Prix - It's an incredible day.

In the laps before my pit-stop I was surprised by my own pace because earlier on Kimi and I were both struggling with the rear tires. Those laps I did today were comparatively better than the ones I did in qualifying yesterday. It was impossible for me to predict how fast I could go today. At one point I thought a second, maybe half a second, but then it turned out it was more than that, which was obviously crucial to grant me first place out of the box. It was fantastic to be in the lead and win the race. There was a lot of adrenaline during those laps but in general I could control the race. It sure helps to be the leading car, without any traffic, so that you get better into the rhythm. Once I had new tires, again I was able to control the position. We had the chance this weekend to finish first and second and that's what the team did. It's great to see what we were able to do. Today the team gained a lot of points. It's been a while since Ferrari won here so it's a great day. I really enjoyed driving for the team. It is great to work together, we try to push each other and the best thing is to see that the team keeps growing.

Race
 
  Pos. Time Gap Laps FL Lap
VETTEL 1st 1:44:44.340   78 1:15.238 38
  1st stop 39 Supersoft
RAIKKONEN nd 1:44:47.485 3.145 78 1:15.527 39
  1st stop 34  
Weather: air 26°/41C, asphalt 27/52°C. Clear

Spanish Grand Prix - We can be very happy, but not entirely

My start was good, I saw Lewis struggle with wheelspin, and kept looking in mirror to see if anybody else had a better start. The first stint went ok, then we had to pit, otherwise they might have got us with an undercut. My second stint was also pretty good: I managed to get close to Valtteri who was all over the place with his tyres. He blocked me, in the end I managed to get past, but by then I had lost an awful lot of time. Then in the last stint we did everything we could, the car was good, it was close with Lewis. I am happy when we have the chance to race the Mercedes cars, we can be very happy but not entirely happy today. The most important thing, though, is that we were in the fight; the team is in great form, we need to improve because we want to be ahead of them.

Race
 
  Pos. Time Gap Laps FL Lap
VETTEL 2nd 1:28:09.360 +0.617 52 1:37.312 49
  1st stop Lap 34 New Supersoft
RAIKKONEN 3rd 1:28:19.743 +11.000 52 1:36.844 49
  1st stop Lap 29 New Supersoft
Weather: air 28°/29°C, asphalt 42/45°C. Clear

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