Kimi Räikkönen: Constructors Championship most important title for any team

by Tom Leach
Kimi Räikkönen - Scuderia Ferrari - Sochi Autodrom

Kimi Räikkönen says the Formula 1 Constructors Championship is the most important title for ‘any team’ as Scuderia Ferrari cling on to their 2018 title hopes ahead of the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Mercedes have a 55-points lead in the standings with two races to go, a lead that was reduced last time out in Mexico as Ferrari romped to a double podium finish.

“The last race for sure was not easy, despite the podium finish, but then Mexico is a special place: here it should be okay,” said Räikkönen.

“The Constructors’ Championship is probably the most important to win for any team especially for manufacturers. We’ll try our best and the see what we can get in the end.

“We are not in the strongest position on that, but we are still in it and we’ll keep fighting”.

Providing the rain stays away, Ferrari are favourites to dominate this weekend.

Victory for Sebastian Vettel and a third place finish for Räikkönen at last season’s Brazilian Grand Prix  shows how suited the Ferrari chassis is to the Autodromo Jose Calos Pace.

“Interlagos is a nice circuit, although probably not the easiest one to drive,” said Räikkönen.

“They‘ve downsized the kerbs somehow and certain corners have changed quite a bit because of that. The track has been resurfaced and the grip is very good here now.

“As for our expectations, it’s a bit pointless to start guessing where we are going to end up this weekend: we’ll do our best and see what it brings. Hopefully we can be there in the fight.”

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