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Kimi Raikkonen is still struggling to get to the bottom of his issues with the Ferrari this year, but is confident the random spins in he experienced in Canada will not happen again.

He has been struggling for pace throughout the season, with just 18 points from the first seven races, but said it was difficult to pinpoint exactly what was going wrong.

"We've looked at a lot of things but it is very hard to say what is the reason," Raikkonen said. "Hopefully here [in Austria] we can be a bit more competitive and happy with things and how it goes and get better results."

Raikkonen spun twice on the exit of the hairpin in Canada, once in practice and once in the race.

"When many things came together it can happen, we knew it after practice but probably didn't put enough thought into it, but it will not happen again. We have made a lot of changes since the last race."

Raikkonen is hoping this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix will suit his Ferrari better.

"[The track] is not an awful lot different to Canada, which has long straights and chicanes, and this has long straights and three high-speed corners. But this should be better than Canada - Bahrain and Canada were the most difficult places for us and hopefully we come now and it's pretty good here. But we will see how it goes tomorrow."

Laurence Edmondson is deputy editor of ESPNF1

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Laurence Edmondson is deputy editor of ESPNF1 Laurence Edmondson grew up on a Sunday afternoon diet of Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell and first stepped in the paddock as a Bridgestone competition finalist in 2005. He worked for ITV-F1 after graduating from university and has been ESPNF1's deputy editor since 2010