Scuderia Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen goes into this weekend’s German Grand Prix in Hockenheim having finished the Hungarian Grand Prix last time out in fifth place. The Iceman had an extremely tough qualifying in Hungary where he started the race from 14th place.

The Iceman is currently in fourth place in the championship just ahead of team mate Sebastian Vettel and is hoping that he can have a clean qualifying so that he can fight at the front in Sunday’s race. Speaking during his Thursday media briefing in Germany Raikkonen stated:

I think that if we manage to put a good lap together and do our maximum in qualifying, then I’m sure that we’ll be more or less there in front. This should make our race easier and probably we can use our speed. We know where we are in the Championship and this is not the position we want to be, we want to be at the top, but so far we haven’t got what we aim for as a team, myself included. We know the areas we have to improve to get there and it’s not easy, we keep working hard and improving things and try to be as soon as we can in the position. Regarding James Allison leaving the team, it’s not my job to comment and to be honest I don’t want to get involved because I have a great respect for him.

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