Raikkonen not worried if Ferrari doesn't take up 2016 option

Kimi Raikkonen has confirmed that Ferrari has an option on his services for next year – but he insists that he's not worried about whether or not it will be taken up.

There were hints last year that Kimi would stop at the end of 2015, but clearly a good season could see him staying on if both parties are still happy.

“There is an option in the contract,” he said. “It's up to me and up to the team to do a good job this year. If it goes badly and they don't sign it, they don't sign it. It's not the end of the world. The aim is to do well and there's a good chance. Everybody's happy and I'm sure we can do a good year. We'll see what happens in the future. I don't worry about it, I don't have to think about it. We'll find out about it at some point.”

Meanwhile regarding changes to the team since last year, he said: “The atmosphere is very good in the team. A lot of changes have been done, but changes been done because of the right reasons. Like I said before hopefully we can have a good year with some good results. It can only make a better feeling for everybody, but right now everybody is pushing to get it working together. It's been great to see how good it is.”

 

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Series Formula 1
Event Jerez February testing
Sub-event Day 3
Track Circuito de Jerez
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen
Article type Breaking news
Tags contract