Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen says he wants to be challenging at the front every weekend and wants to fight for the championship next year.

The Iceman, who is Ferrari’s last world champion has had his contract extended for 2018 and will once again partner Sebastian Vettel was speaking during the FIA drivers press conference on Thursday ahead of Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo.

Raikkonen said:

I want to be fighting at the front every weekend and to fight for the championship next year.

The Iceman who heads into this weekend’s race off the back of two podium finishes in a row in the USA and last time out in Mexico where he finished both events in third place. Speaking to ahead of this weekend’s race, Raikkonen commented by saying:

Interlagos is a nice track, a short one with not so many corners. “Racing is quite tricky here and usually a lot happens. I had some good races and some bad ones, but it’s always been very interesting. The weather can change very quickly and, on track, we’re all very close to one another because of the short lap time. Although both championships are now decided, our aim is still the same; as at any other race, we are here to fight for the win and do the best we can. Then at the end of the season we’ll see where we end up.

Raikkonen is currently in fifth place in championship on 178 points.

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