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2014-05-12 10:01

FERRARI’S NO.2 DRIVER: Kimi Raikkonen was incensed by “team orders” during the 2014 Spanish GP which saw team mate Fernando Alonso enter the pits first. Image: AFP/ TOM GANDOLFINI

BARCELONA, Spain - Hours after the chequered flag was waved to end the 2014 Spanish GP Kimi Raikkonen's "long talks" with Ferrari officials were dragging on.

Finnish broadcaster MTV3 reported that countryman Raikkonen was unhappy with the treatment meted out to him by the team during the race.

Raikkonen answered "No" when asked if he felt like Ferrari's No.2 driver because Fernando Alonso received first call for pit service despite running behind the normally "ice-cool" former F1 champion in Barcelona.

He was, however, furious.


In a TV interview with Britain's Sky News, Raikkonen answered "I don't know" when asked who made the decision to pit Alonso first - an advantageous tactic usually reserved for a team's leading driver.

Asked if he had wanted to pit before Alonso, Raikkonen mumbled, shrugged, and stormed off.

Later, having been beaten in the race by Alonso, he played down the strategy incident, according to Germany's Auto Motor and Sport.

Raikkonen said: "There was not much between the two. In the end it makes no difference. It was a very disappointing result for Ferrari."

However, on the slowing down lap after the finish flag, Raikkonen was reported to have angrily asked on the radio: "Exactly who made this (pit-stop) decision?"

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