Kimi Raikkonen feels that his Scuderia Ferrari team will be at or at least near the front of the field at Hockenheim this weekend should they get their qualifying pace right on Saturday.
The Finn was left floundering down in fourteenth last weekend in Hungary after falling of the weather conditions, and although he drove a strong race to finish sixth, he admitted it would have been an easier afternoon had he qualified where he believes he should have.
Raikkonen knows Ferrari are not as competitive as they should be at present, but insists they are still working hard to rectify this fact.
“I think that if we manage to put a good lap together and do our maximum in qualifying, then I’m sure that we’ll be more or less there in front,” said Raikkonen. “This should make our race easier and probably we can use our speed.
“We know where we are in the Championship and this is not the position we want to be, we want to be at the top, but so far we haven’t got what we aim for as a team, myself included.
“We know the areas we have to improve to get there and it’s not easy, we keep working hard and improving things and try to be as soon as we can in the position.”