Start, Monza, 2015

Raikkonen recovers for fifth after ‘messing up’ start

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[interactivecharts]Start, Monza, 2015Kimi Raikkonen had to race through the field for the second race in a row after failing to get away at the start of the Italian Grand Prix.

The Ferrari driver was mystified about what went wrong but team principal Maurizio Arrivabene suggested “maybe he messed up a bit at the start”.

“But afterwards he was able to pass a lot of cars on the track with a fantastic race,” Arrivabene added.

Raikkonen was dead last as the field sprinted towards the Rettifilio chicane for the first time, but as the hectic opening lap unfolded he immediately moved back up to 14th place. He easily dispensed with Fernando Alonso the next time by and over the course of the next four laps Daniel Ricciardo, Carlos Sainz Jnr and the other McLaren of Jenson Button all fell prey to his Ferrari.

The team left him out on his soft tyres for as long as they dared, 28 laps – ironically as long as Vettel went on his mediums at Spa before one of them blew – by which time Raikkonen was urging his team to bring him in. He’d continued his rise to third place, many due to others pitting before him, and returned to the track on medium tyres in tenth place.

He eventually crossed the line in fifth place, passing both the Mercedes-engined Force Indias on the way and profiting from Rosberg’s late retirement.

2015 Italian Grand Prix lap chart

The positions of each driver on every lap. Use the controls below to show/hide different drivers:

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2015drivercolours.csv

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Kimi Raikkonen2141211111199999999999987555433335101088777777777777777776555
Sebastian Vettel322222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222
Nico Rosberg465555555555555555587665444433333333333333333333333
Felipe Massa533333333333333333348776555544444444444444444444444333
Valtteri Bottas644444444444444444433337666665555555555555555555555444
Sergio Perez756666666666666666654443888886666666666666666666667666
Romain Grosjean87
Nico Hulkenberg9877777777777777779111110101010101099887788888888888888888877
Pastor Maldonado1020
Felipe Nasr1118181818181818181817161615151515151414131313141416161616141414141413131314141414141414141414141414141313
Marcus Ericsson12988888888888888887661111111111111010999999999999999999999989
Will Stevens13151515151515151516161515161617171717171717171717171718171717171717171717171717171717171717171716161615
Roberto Merhi14171616161616161717181717181818181818181818181818181817181818181818181818181818181818181818181817171716
Jenson Button151099991012131313121212121313131313121212121313151515151515151515151515151515151515151515151515151414
Fernando Alonso161213141414141414141413141414141414151515151515151414141416161616161616161616161616161616161616
Carlos Sainz Jnr1711101010101110101012181817171616161616141414131212121211111113131312121212121212121212121212121212121111
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Daniel Ricciardo19131112121212111111101010101010101010998887777777101010101010101010101010101010101010101098
Max Verstappen2019171717171717161515141313131212121212161616161615131313131312121214141413131313131313131313131313131212

2015 Italian Grand Prix race chart

The gaps between each driver on every lap. Use the controls below to show/hide different drivers:

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2015drivercolours.csv

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Lewis Hamilton00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Kimi Raikkonen10.913.73316.50318.83321.30723.41524.88826.18727.5828.92130.06731.3932.35633.50834.20235.02936.11737.05738.21938.81839.77640.61741.84242.96343.97140.64222.66730.17451.71552.31753.45953.99154.08954.77456.19157.24157.46358.31359.05859.70560.12160.35760.32160.60960.7661.31162.15763.70764.72566.24267.79367.85768.86
Sebastian Vettel1.5272.1052.442.2482.7183.2323.9474.5925.4315.9886.5066.9527.5098.0748.2898.4139.0469.71510.62811.89212.78113.44615.02216.3322.09938.32918.56618.31818.69319.11719.26919.2419.35519.66220.7721.71221.43422.02822.08822.4122.44722.36422.13422.06122.20622.16522.52323.34323.99724.72325.26624.14925.042
Nico Rosberg4.4835.5996.3166.2327.1798.2449.43610.73612.08112.99213.64914.39215.37118.16819.39320.34421.56926.81846.49846.47646.76346.76946.99247.07646.6741.88822.75823.27923.72923.70623.94424.08624.37724.57225.526.36326.08926.23826.17226.11425.87425.79125.23824.95824.90124.7824.68525.19925.43125.969
Felipe Massa2.7973.9054.4134.8475.566.57.548.3069.49810.5711.46712.37513.67615.06116.37617.66519.29220.7826.94347.97448.06248.23648.59548.9849.32645.11625.50226.34927.0927.60527.93528.27328.75529.41430.50431.72832.04632.96733.6634.55235.32235.99536.44536.84237.49438.38439.39441.47142.91744.345.60445.59947.635
Valtteri Bottas3.2944.7095.45.6896.6977.758.869.85710.88611.83413.113.90414.94617.33918.29919.29920.61521.92323.60925.21926.72532.77554.6455.35255.57551.28631.74832.3132.84433.34433.96934.535.03135.82736.72937.91838.13538.89439.44240.0240.73741.2641.46541.60941.67342.02342.38643.57644.06544.85746.17246.03347.996
Sergio Perez4.1636.8018.3329.18310.12911.3813.14814.48116.05817.33518.81920.02621.29722.73123.93525.01426.33527.829.2631.29132.80934.30540.35261.57961.71457.73138.56241.08142.44343.3844.60945.53846.4347.71849.73351.42552.03653.40454.68855.88856.68557.58258.2158.91959.64460.35261.41763.16764.39767.39669.90670.42872.783
Romain Grosjean5.417
Nico Hulkenberg7.96910.08911.38112.58214.01515.66217.44319.05720.82522.48124.15525.727.48329.16930.57831.98433.63639.57460.30461.27762.49763.62165.05266.66468.07864.68246.11147.59849.32850.85252.27353.72555.94957.80559.69161.71462.83764.666.1467.769.23470.82972.15473.63875.08676.83778.83681.35883.44285.60988.35190.299
Pastor Maldonado50.203
Felipe Nasr14.62638.64440.23641.71743.83446.1448.43250.58953.00155.69157.88260.18361.99264.11865.63567.1369.45871.50973.52175.58777.29578.93881.87289.106112.079110.09491.17493.2494.4595.76597.66799.396100.967102.934104.86106.818109.065112.173115.251116.839118.266119.464120.558121.933123.227124.723126.405128.85133.933136.317137.92139.397
Marcus Ericsson8.31510.7112.34813.71515.31616.94218.6320.35122.12224.01225.73127.30828.87130.39931.67932.9534.52436.06237.84145.37667.1267.18268.1469.24270.22966.4947.37848.69950.03451.92254.24655.76757.07758.88460.78762.93964.0865.35366.8868.28369.84571.6273.01374.54375.77477.51679.46782.13184.13586.45989.6291.044
Will Stevens11.15217.01921.11524.82428.90533.10137.47541.72446.55351.05955.62259.81964.70169.23173.84777.77682.1886.25391.75396.002100.314105.527109.744113.691117.887122.394131.587135.231141.793145.341149.371153.191157.271161.668167.645172.317177.11181.625185.48189.209193.161199.419203.818207.617211.364217.255221.692226.317230.8234.922238.97
Roberto Merhi12.99718.60623.41627.64432.29437.15642.23447.19352.12157.68762.23666.62272.33977.09281.58285.991.55895.777101.2105.389109.552113.45117.917122.23126.959127.909118.574144.976148.659152.309156.306160.71165.928170.031174.615179.789184.229188.632192.749197.334202.666206.92212.542216.873221.333225.67230.318235.533240.1245.849252.064
Jenson Button8.63712.1114.95117.62220.56824.18429.51533.44237.21740.8343.87746.83549.86553.00456.2160.3463.53266.31569.20171.85274.50777.17579.8683.32890.095107.25190.18592.6995.80698.214100.629102.893105.009109.539112.454117.455119.869123.172126.099129.227131.663134.208136.467138.73141.16143.694146.483149.725152.774157.525160.608161.899
Fernando Alonso9.98115.29119.49422.67526.43830.25334.09637.85541.95445.5348.88752.956.06759.58262.75765.5668.90172.61175.87879.97382.85885.54589.30492.16495.04894.11577.10985.069107.731109.54112.123114.061116.233118.786121.19123.757125.483128.275130.22132.107134.106135.914137.76139.547141.769152.052183.238
Carlos Sainz Jnr9.32713.03215.96218.29521.17224.79528.0330.56733.09540.05467.66568.29370.60171.872.94973.82474.63875.5576.51577.49578.38779.11580.0880.73881.39378.5559.57760.5862.68969.0949089.99490.37291.0591.44992.15192.42792.52793.18693.31193.33393.5793.96594.34395.04295.81596.71698.29899.62100.807102.21102.044
Daniil Kvyat11.20415.72918.74721.27423.83926.15529.71432.33435.26737.90839.86941.65543.54445.7847.45849.32551.10952.62954.17955.65956.94358.26660.03563.26565.04862.64949.29670.18571.10271.70272.51673.26273.92775.37476.67178.5579.27580.52281.19881.96882.72383.62784.49485.36286.32989.06190.39192.95294.60396.11397.87398.37
Daniel Ricciardo10.06513.47917.06320.00922.31525.30428.95431.35233.83335.96237.85939.9741.90643.88445.21446.5648.11249.5851.31953.00854.42355.81257.11358.63559.68356.52238.00740.61543.37249.57270.6771.2572.21873.56174.90676.38777.02278.13278.86279.44479.95680.63581.18581.95982.5383.24284.10685.95688.91989.99991.08690.802
Max Verstappen17.16434.04735.84337.14538.66940.43942.48243.77645.76347.53649.03150.52252.17653.95156.01158.7560.39461.66667.6490.23791.02291.61392.5693.40595.13791.56672.66773.66674.75476.07377.7578.84684.174106.098106.363107.124107.15107.359107.393107.532107.669107.664107.907108.004110.791113.384114.099115.417116.031117.027117.916117.911

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13 comments on “Raikkonen recovers for fifth after ‘messing up’ start”

  1. Hmmmm….there were plenty of people ripping into Nico for his blown start in the previous race…where are those people now? Why are they not blasting Raikkonen for his failed start and his many mistakes in the Ferrari this year?

    1. Why don’t you simply shut up?

    2. Travis D Fleegle
      10th September 2015, 0:11

      Because kimi has character and a personality

    3. Neither of those are compelling reasons.

  2. Antony Davidson’s analysis makes it sound like it wasn’t Kimi’s fault
    https://vid.me/Vv6s

    But it does seem like it’s always something with Kimi. He can be the most infuriating driver to love.

  3. I cannot in all honesty understand why the hell Ferrari renewed his contract. He has demonstrated time and time again that he is a terrible and inconsistent driver. Sure, he is capable of some very good driving, we’ve all seen that, but he is the worst possible kind of driver. One passing glimpse at his results, especially recently and in Ferrari, the simple truth is that Ferrari is essentially running with just one driver.

    He should never have been taken back, and he should never have been kept Beyond the end of this season.

    1. So what about innocent until proven?

    2. It’s more like they are running with one car and the second driver just has to find his way back on his own.

    3. What you just said is perfectly on pair with Ferrari so what is your point ;)

    4. I imagine that there is a lot in life that you “cannot honestly understand”

  4. Kimi is by far a better pilot than Hamilton, give him Hamilton’s Mercedes and Kimi will be the world’s champion.

    1. As rookie Hamilton held his own against Alonso. We all know how the Alonso/Kimi pairing went. Saying Kimi is better than Hamilton is a bit of a stretch; especially at this point in their careers.

    2. Give Will Stevens a Mercedes and he will be World Champion.

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