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USA Grand Prix - It was not the best day..

My start was good today. I think also in Japan the start had been that good, but we just didn't have power, so it's good we had it done here. It was good to get the rhythm, but after a couple of laps I was really struggling with the tires that were getting too hot. I am a bit disappointed, because we couldn't win and I had wanted to. We are on the right track, but all the things that happened to us came out not because of bad luck or because of somebody else; I think it was all on our side and we need to admit that. Then there were races in which we were stronger and we just didn't race, which is even worse. There are positive aspects, but this was not the result we were looking for and thus, of course, it was not the best day.
 
Race
 
  Pos. Time Gap Laps FL Lap
VETTEL 2nd 1:34:01.134 10.143 56 1:37.766 51
  1st stop 16 Soft
  2nd stop 38 Supersoft
RAIKKONEN 3rd 1:34:06.770 15.779 56 1:38.809 42
  1st stop 20 Soft
Weather: air 27/29°C, asphalt 36/37°C Clear

Japan Grand Prix - Today you can't look too much at positive things.

I don't know if this situation has much to do with reliability. But we didn't finish the race, so there is a problem. I think it was a small issue causing a big one. We didn't have power already at the start and we tried to reset everything getting the power back, but something didn't work. Of course now the Championship is more difficult and not finishing the race doesn't help. I also said to the guys to get back home and have some rest because it's been a tough week with a lot of changes. Then we'll come back with a better package to do well for the last four races and then we'll see. Overall, I believe the team is in a good way. We are improving race by race and there are positive aspects too. But, of course, today you can't look too much at positive things.
 
Race
 
  Pos. Time Gap Laps FL Lap
RAIKKONEN 5th 1:28:03.816 32.622 53 1:33.175 50
  1st stop 28 Supersoft
VETTEL DNF          
Weather: air 25/27°C, asphalt 38/48°C Clear

Malaysian Grand Prix - Seb fights back.

I am still optimistic, because we know that we have a quick car. Of course it was a shame for Kimi who couldn't take the start, and for me having to begin my race from the back of the grid. We tried to fight for the podium, pushed very hard, but in the end the tires were starting to give up and we couldn't be really there. However, it is promising to see the car is good, even if both Kimi and I hit trouble this weekend. I don't know yet if the issue is the same on both cars, we'll need to have a look. For sure it's not ideal having one car out yesterday and another one today. So, there's something we need to understand. It's been a difficult weekend, but nevertheless the speed is there. So far we've had a pretty good record for this year regarding reliability. I am not that worried to be honest, but we need to get on top of the problem.
 
Race
 
  Pos. Time Gap Laps FL Lap
VETTEL 4th 1:30:38.652 37.362 56 1:34.080 41
  1st stop 27 Supersoft
RAIKKONEN DNS          
Weather: air 32°C, asphalt 42/36°C Overcast

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