Ferrari endured a miserable Canadian Grand Prix today in Montreal as Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen both finished in the bottom half of the top ten despite only 12 cars actually taking the checkered flag.
Alonso was feeling bullish after qualifying yesterday, and set his sights on fighting with the Red Bull and Williams drivers for the final podium position. However, while Daniel Ricciardo claimed his maiden grand prix victory, the Spaniard could only finish in sixth place. He gained two positions on the last lap thanks to Felipe Massa and Sergio Perez’s big crash at the first corner.
Speaking to NBCSN after the race, Alonso did not mince his words: “This is not enough.” With sixth place, he has continued his streak of scoring points at every race so far this season, but he is down to fourth place in the drivers’ championship after being overtaken by Ricciardo.
Kimi Raikkonen endured an anonymous race to finish 10th at his 200th grand prix, with the only notable moment being a spin at the hairpin. Otherwise, it was yet another quiet display from the Finn.
Ferrari’s championship aspirations may have already been over, but given the fashion in which Red Bull picked up the pieces from Mercedes’ misery today in Montreal, this result will be yet another indicator that improvements are needed.