Kimi Raikkonen: “We feel that we have a good chance”

Kimi Raikkonen - Credit: Scuderia Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen is hopeful of a straightforward weekend at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, something he believes he’s never had during his time in Formula 1.

The Scuderia Ferrari arrives in Italy on the back of a difficult race at Spa-Francorchamps last weekend, when his race was compromised at the first corner after being caught in the middle of Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel at La Source and spent the rest of the afternoon fighting back to ninth.

With his future with the Italian team long since confirmed for another season, Raikkonen now hopes to fight for a race victory in front of their beloved Tifosi.

“Italy offers a great weekend, it always has had, also when I was not racing with Ferrari,” revealed Raikkonen. “I have good and not so good memories of the race here, as it looks like I never had a really straightforward weekend here at Monza.

“But it’s a great place to come, especially for the layout and history. I’m pleased to be part of Ferrari, we feel that we have a good chance, we have to choose the right things at the right time.”