Ferrari and Kimi Raikkonen claim they will move on quickly from the British Grand Prix
Kimi Raikkonen had been running in second place, splitting the two Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, with just three laps to go when his front left tyre developed a puncture.
And it went from bad to worse for Ferrari when Sebastian Vettel dropped out of fourth place with the exact same issue.
But team principal Maurizio Arrivabene refused to apportion too much blame in the aftermath of a difficult finish.
"Even if the reasons are obvious, complaining about losing a second and a fourth place is not Ferrari’s style,” said Arrivabene.
Sebastian Vettel's front left tyre blew out with just two laps to go at Silverstone
“Today, the hard fact is that we lost a lot of points in both the Constructors’ and Drivers’ championships.
“We leave here, set on improving quickly, with humility and determination."
Vettel was similarly philosophical and refused to call his seventh-place finish disastrous.
“It was difficult today because I was stuck at the beginning behind Max, but I am not the one to judge what happened between him and me,” Vettel said. “After that I think the pace was good, considering the fact that I was on the soft tyres.
Kimi Raikkonen was less than impressed by finishing third with Lewis Hamilton winning
“Valtteri was on other compound, the super-softs, so it was clear that he would have been strong.
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“Today was not a great day, but we’ll see what happens in Hungary, on a different track."
And his team-mate Raikkonen was also quick to look forwards instead of backwards with the Hungarian Grand Prix race weekend less than a fortnight away.
“It’s disappointing because without that issue the second place was secured, and we deserved a better result,” Raikkonen said.
“We had made some changes to the car and they seemed to have improved the feeling.
“When it’s like this you are confident and you can push; I hope that it will be a similar story in the future races.
“However, today we were lacking a little bit of speed against our rivals. We did what we could but obviously there’s some work to be done to catch up the Mercedes in places like this.
“This is definitely not our strongest type of circuit. I’m interested to see what happens in the next race, I guess the Hungarian track should suit our car better."