Scuderia Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen heads into this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix following a strong race last time out in Singapore.
Raikkonen finished the Singapore Grand Prix in fourth place just ahead of team mate Sebastian Vettel. Raikkonen goes into the race this weekend in 5th place in the championship on 148 points just five behind Vettel.
The Iceman secured his very first Formula One victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix in 2003 with McLaren and speaking ahead of this weekend’s race Raikkonen commented by saying:
This is one of the few races in which we have to use the Hard tires, but the conditions here are different from some other places where we have used them: it’s very hot and the track has a completely new surface. So it might be that the Hards are the best tires in race conditions and it might be not. From tomorrow we’ll know. It’s hard to know where we are on pure speed, in the last races we have been a little bit behind, but in race conditions we are usually a bit stronger. If we can have a weekend in good form and with no mistakes, we can be up there and give ourselves a good chance to fight at the front. Then, for the end result, we can only do our best. Obviously our aim is to win. Will it be possible? I have no idea. Hopefully we’ll find out that we are in a strong position