Abu Dhabi GP: Kimi Raikkonen preview

Raikkonen: "Let's conclude the triennium in red with something nice" Maranello, 26 October 2009 - The race in Abu Dhabi will be my last Grand Prix with Ferrari and as usual I will give it everything to gain the best possible result. We'll try to...

Raikkonen: "Let's conclude the triennium in red with something nice"

Maranello, 26 October 2009 - The race in Abu Dhabi will be my last Grand Prix with Ferrari and as usual I will give it everything to gain the best possible result. We'll try to conclude this difficult year with a good result, hoping that it will be enough to gain the third place in the Constructors' Championship, McLaren took over in Brazil. It will be difficult, because the competition is very strong. Furthermore in Brazil the two Titles have been assigned, so maybe there are certain drivers, who will risk a little bit more, as everything has been decided already. Our direct competitors are still improving their car, while we have been using the same car since the race in Hungary at the end of July.

There are many expectations as far as the Yas Marina circuit is concerned, but it's difficult making any predictions, because we're racing there for the first time. As far as we can see the organisers have done some great work and the circuit seems to me very interesting and challenging. Furthermore there will be a very special challenge, given the fact that we'll start the race in sunlight, while it will end with artificial lights: this will definitely add some suspense.

As I wrote before, it's time for me to say good-bye to the guys at Ferrari after three years together. I'm proud of the things we achieved, especially the Drivers' Title in 2007 and the Constructors' title in the same year and in 2008.

This season the car wasn't as competitive as we wanted, but at least we managed to win one race and we gained a certain amount of points. Let's hope we can conclude the season with something nice to be remembered!

-credit: ferrari

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen
Teams Ferrari , McLaren