Kimi Raikkonen: “Hopefully our car will fit well here”


Kimi Raikkonen - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Kimi Raikkonen is looking for a good result at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend, hopeful that his Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H works well around the 7.004 kilometre circuit.

The Finn has four victories at the legendary Belgian circuit, the most recent back in 2009, and Raikkonen admits that he likes to drive around Spa, with its undulations and its atmosphere.

“Spa is a special track, similar to Monza in a way, in that it’s completely different from the new circuits,” said Raikkonen. “It has uphills and downhills, and the atmosphere is unique.

“I like this place a lot, it gives you good feelings, it has always been safe and it usually brings good racing. It’s hard to know what we will be able to achieve in this weekend, from our data it seems that it’s going to be easier than in the last race, but who knows…

“The weather is going to be nice all weekend, let’s see how it feels from tomorrow.”

Raikkonen knows Ferrari will continue to push for development on its car, but admits that things will not change overnight, saying it’ll take time to make the team race winners once more.

“Hopefully our car will fit well here and we’ll be able to fight in the front and make a good result,” said Raikkonen.

“We keep trying to improve in all the areas in which we know we are not strong enough, but of course things are not going to suddenly change, it takes time and the other teams also are keeping improving. We want to do well and win, we’ll do our best.”