Raikkonen looking forward to working with pal Vettel

Kimi Raikkonen says he’s looking forward to having Sebastian Vettel as a team mate next year, and acknowledges that he knows the German better than any of the other current drivers.

The pair have often shared a private jet while travelling between races.

“Time will tell, obviously,” said Raikkonen today. “I think it’s nice to be with him in the same team. The main thing is to get the team, Ferrari, in the position where we should be – at the front. Obviously on the way we’ll try to beat each other all the time. I think we can have fun and things can go in a good way.

“Obviously I haven’t worked with him before, in the same team. I know him best out of any of the guys. Our relationship has always been very straightforward, so I don’t expect any changes on that side. I expect to be normal, let’s say, and good, and hopefully we can get the team where we should be.”

Regarding the prospects of Ferrari making that step he said: “I’m sure we can, but is it good enough? Time will tell. I trust 100% the people that are designing the car, working on it, all the guys. So we know it’s going to be much better, it depends a lot what the other people will find and do. Is it good enough, we’ll see next year.”

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6 responses to “Raikkonen looking forward to working with pal Vettel

  1. Three paragraphs, three uses of “obviously” – you can tell it’s an F1 driver. Way to go, Kimi, talking isn’t your strength.

  2. Stone the crows

    Wait till Vettel gets a case of the red mist, and we’ll see if they’re still chummy. It should be interesting to see how these two pair up, and hopefully Ferrari have a Principal who can get the most out of both of them rather than favoring one and demoralizing the other as happened with Alonso and Massa.

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