Photo: Lotus F1 Team/LAT
Photo: Lotus F1 Team/LAT

Well, what a dire weekend it was for poor old Kimi.

That race win for the Finn and Lotus back in Australia seems a million miles away right now, after disasters in Monaco and Canada. Brake problems, a lack of car development , and a track that was never going to bode well for their contender all contributed to Kimi’s downfall around the Circuit Gille Villeneuve.

How bad was it? Well, Sebastian Vettel won by a country mile while Kimi – the German’s nearest title challenger before the race – was lapped at two-thirds distance. Ouch.

A trouble-strewn set of free practice sessions and a poor showing in Saturday’s rain-affected Qualifying kind of set the tone for Raikkonen, who almost certainly had a post-race ice cream in his mind after only a handful of laps in his ailing Lotus E21.

It’s down-in-the-dumps mode for Kimi right now, but with fellow countryman #BOTTAS busting the moves in qualifying, it’s time to regain the converted ‘Flying Finn’ title heading into Silverstone.