Manama - Bahrain GP, Kimi Raikkonen managed to the podium for the first time since his comeback to Formula 1. After this, Raikkonen hopes to continue to stay on top.
Raikkonen finished second in the race at the Sakhir circuit on Sunday (4/22/2012). Lotus driver must recognize the benefits of Sebastian Vettel who emerged victorious.
Raikkonen was unable to force myself to continue to pursue Vettel until the end of the race. Because the tires started to wear out and he must be careful in order to keep the finish.
"Of course I want to win and be much happier if I won. However, the team deserved what they can and hopefully we can often put ourselves in this position," Raikkonen said.
"We've got a decent car (at podium) at the first three races, but we made a small mistake and we paid it should be expensive," he added.
"We've been working hard behind the scenes and I'm not 100 percent happy with how the course of this weekend, but finally we get reasonable results. So, this is an important step," said world champion in 2007.
With the season remaining 16 series again, Raikkonen hopes the podium again in the upcoming races. Not just be a runner-up or third place, but won the race.
"We have to improve certain parts of the car and I'm sure we can be more frequent (at podium) and try to win," said the Finnish driver.