Ferrari's decision to keep him on, announced ahead of this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, may have disappointed those seeking fresh talent at the top but Raikkonen was adamant on Thursday that he still had dreams to chase. "I enjoy racing and obviously I want to do well. If I did not feel that I can go fast I wouldn’t be happy in myself, I wouldn't be here," he told reporters.
Formula 1 is back and Kimi Raikkonen is on top.He goes fastest in first practice at the #BelgianGP Report ? https://t.co/HKBgKaY5Qg pic.twitter.com/t9jchEafBV — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 25, 2017
I wouldn't be here if I didn't feel I can win races and titles - Raikkonen: https://t.co/RvEeyA8cBb #F1 pic.twitter.com/SSbPYnLvYi — Motorsport.com (@Motorsport) August 24, 2017"I have zero interest to waste my time or the team’s time to be a part of it, it’s not the nicest place to just hang around. So the racing is the main thing." "As long as I feel myself that I can win races and fight for championships then that’s fine. When I don’t feel like that, I will be the first guy to do something else." Raikkonen left Ferrari and the sport in 2009, returning to Lotus in 2012 after a spell in rallying and in North America. He rejoined Ferrari in 2014.
"We work very well together, as does the whole team" Kimi #Raikkonen on Sebastian #Vettel#F1https://t.co/vdDWoDUVi0 — FirstpostSports (@FirstpostSports) August 25, 2017"Lately it’s been a bit better, we’ve been feeling a bit more comfortable and been able to drive as we want and obviously the result suddenly looks a bit better," said Raikkonen. "I’m confident we are doing the right things and getting where we want to be."