Kimi Raikkonen’s spin in the Canadian GP was related to software settings catching the Finn out on his first lap out of the pit lane.
Raikkonen lost third place due to the incident, and had to make an extra pit stop for tyres before salvaging fourth. He also had a similar spin last year.
“It is something that we know now,” he said after the race. “And probably should have been more smart about it and been able to avoid it. I don’t know how to explain it is on the edge, you move the pedal a little bit and you get massive difference on the torque, and there is no way I could control it any more. So, it happened last year but it is slightly different thing but same ending.
“It is something that is to do with the pit stop maps and stuff like that. It it is not to do with the tyres or anything else. It is an unfortunate thing but it happens. We have to learn those things, and improve.
“It is a stupid thing but it happens, so we have to learn from it and obviously it hurt us in the race but disappointing results in the end. We wanted more but it is what it is.”
Raikkonen said it was hard to properly judge the upgrades Ferrari brought to Canada.
“We were hoping for a better result and better speed against them, but I think this circuit really is going to show you the difference if you are lacking or something. I am sure the upgrades that we did was good, it works a expected and we still have to work hard and improve things overall, but I am sure when we go to more normal circuits we should be stronger. We know where the differences are, we were hoping to be a bit more close fight and a better result.”