Kimi Raikkonen: “I’m sure we can win races this year”


Kimi Raikkonen - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Kimi Raikkonen heads into his 100th Grand Prix with the Scuderia Ferrari team looking to maximise his performance at Silverstone this weekend, and believes the team have the chance of a victory at some point this season.

The Finn returned to the podium at the Red Bull Ring last weekend with a third place finish, and is looking for more or better this time at a circuit he enjoys racing on.

Raikkonen believes Ferrari is still the best team in Formula 1, even if they have often been forced to play second fiddle to Mercedes in recent years.

“It’s always nice to come back to Silverstone, this place has a lot of history and I enjoy the circuit,” said Raikkonen. “The weather can be very tricky but there’s always been very good racing.

“Our approach to the weekend is the same as any other race, from tomorrow we’ll start to go through our program and see where we are. This is my 100th race with Ferrari, it doesn’t sound like a lot but it’s quite a few years.

“This is the best team in F1, together we won a title in 2007, we had good years and some difficult ones. I’m really happy to be part of Ferrari, the atmosphere is fantastic, we are always pushing each other forward and hopefully we’ll get the team back where it belongs.

“It’s still a long season to go, we’ll face every race trying to maximize the result. We’ll see where we end up at the end of the year but I’m sure we can win races this year, we’ll keep fighting until is possible.”