Raikkonen upbeat about Ferrari future with Vettel

Raikkonen admits - the main goal is to take the Ferrari team into the leading position.

Kimi Raikkonen says he's looking forward to having Sebastian Vettel as a team mate next year, and acknowledges that he knows the German better than any of the other current drivers.

The pair have often shared a private jet while travelling between races.

“Time will tell, obviously,” said Raikkonen. “I think it's nice to be with him in the same team. The main thing is to get the team, Ferrari, in the position where we should be – at the front. Obviously on the way we'll try to beat each other all the time. I think we can have fun and things can go in a good way.

“Obviously I haven't worked with him before, in the same team. I know him best out of any of the guys. Our relationship has always been very straightforward, so I don't expect any changes on that side. I expect to be normal, let's say, and good, and hopefully we can get the team where we should be.”

Regarding the prospects of Ferrari making that step he said: “I'm sure we can, but is it good enough? Time will tell. I trust 100% the people that are designing the car, working on it, all the guys. So we know it's going to be much better, it depends a lot what the other people will find and do. Is it good enough, we'll see next year.”

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Ferrari
Article type Breaking news
Tags ferrari