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Raikonnen 'surprised' by Alfa ability to race rivals in Qatar

Alfa Romeo didn't put any points on the board in Qatar, but Kimi Raikkonen was nevertheless surprised by his car's ability to compete at times with a few of its mid-field rivals at Losail. A strong start from P16 on the grid propelled the Iceman up to twelfth on the opening lap where he remained until he undertook an early pitstop. Raikkonen again climbed back to P12 during his second stint, but had to start all over once again in the wake of a second tyre change that eventually saw the Finn conclude his evening 14th. Raikkonen had little to show for his efforts in his first and only Qatar Grand Prix, but the F1 veteran who will retire at the end of the season took some comfort from his...
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