As Sebastian Vettel celebrated his third successive pole position, his teammate Kimi Raikkonen was left wondering what could have been after losing his shot at P1 in a moment of sudden oversteer.

Kimi Raikkonen has refused to buy into commentary that his race was sacrificed to boost teammate Sebastian Vettel’s victory chances at the Chinese Grand Prix. This article originally appeared in RACER.

Sebastian Vettel on track at the 2018 Chinese Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel made it two poles in a row with a thrilling last-gasp lap to beat his teammate.

Kimi Raikkonen on the 2018 Australian Grand Prix podium.

If Kimi Raikkonen has some sort of bond with the Bahrain Grand Prix, now’s the time to exploit it.

Sebastian Vettel on the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix podium.

Sebastian Vettel burst his own championship dream, but in the midfield two drivers kcikstarted theirs.

Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix.

Vettel’s best chance of winning the title lies with Raikkonen taking points off Hamilton.

Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel on the podium of the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix

Ferrari almost certainly moved Kimi out of Sebastian’s way — and it was right to do so.

Kimi Raikkonen takes his Ferrari to pole position in Monaco

Kimi Raikkonen has taken his first pole position in 129 races at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen gives an autographed cap to a young fan

Formula One was at its human best on and off the track in Spain, and it’s a sign of good things to come.

Bahrain breather badly needed by F1's Finns

It’s time for Raikkonen and Bottas to fire before they paint themselves out of the 2017 title completely.