Raikkonen not interested in Schumacher record

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Kimi Raikkonen had a predictable reaction to being told he had equaled Michael Schumacher’s record for most consecutive F1 points finishes:

“I don’t care about that. I care about scoring the points, but not about any records.”

Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix was Raikkonen’s 24th consecutive race in the points, a streak which began at last year’s Bahrain Grand Prix.

“It’s been a bad weekend, but at least we scored a few points,” Raikkonen added. After beginning the year with a win the Lotus driver has scored just three points in the last two races and fallen to third in the championship, 44 points behind leader Vettel.

“My race didn’t start very well and then my brakes were fading with the pedal going soft, similar to the problem we had on Friday,” he explained.

“It wasn’t ideal but at least the brakes were good enough to slow me down for the corners. Unfortunately though it meant I lost a lot of time and wasn’t able to attack, plus we lost a few seconds in the pit stop which obviously didn’t help either.

“Most of my race was just following the cars in front and defending from those behind, so not the most enjoyable day nor the most enjoyable result.”

Plans revealed for upgraded Circuit Gilles Villeneuve pit complex

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Plans for the upgraded pit and paddock complex at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada, have been unveiled ahead of their completion in time for the 2019 Formula 1 race.

The Canadian Grand Prix signed a new long-term F1 contract running to 2029 earlier this year, with a commitment to improving the outdated pit facilities at the circuit, built in 1988.

In a press conference earlier this week, further details and artist renderings were revealed for the CA$48 million project by the Société Parc Jean‑Drapeau.

A new glass structure will become the main pit complex, covering three levels to accommodate the teams, media and hospitality guests.

The construction work will commence at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in July 2018 – one month after next year’s Canadian Grand Prix – and be completed two months prior to the 2019 race.

Photo: Société du parc Jean‑Drapeau
Photo: Société du parc Jean‑Drapeau