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Raikkonen denies struggle due to lagging motivation

Kimi Raikkonen on Sunday lashed out at suggestions his struggle at Ferrari so far in 2014 might be due to flagging motivation. While teammate Fernando Alonso raced to the Italian team's first podium of the season, Finn Raikkonen struggled all weekend in China in the sister F14-T. Spaniard Alonso couldn't help labelling Raikkonen's deficit at the chequered flag as "a minute", even though the true gap was just over 50 seconds. But no matter the gap, the self-described 'iceman' did not appreciate being asked if a dip in motivation, three years into his F1 comeback, might help explain his troubles. "I don't know why this comes up again and again," Raikkonen hit back,...
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