Monday, 13 April 2015

Kimi - we can catch Mercedes

(© Ben Johnston 2015)

Scuderia Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen is certain that the Maranello based outfit will be able to catch the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team this season.

The Italian outfit have scored a podium in each of the Grand Prix so far this season and this also includes a victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix. The German also secured a third place finish in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix. Following a difficult start to his season in Melbourne Australia, Raikkonen finished the Malaysian and Chinese Grand Prix in fourth place.

The Finn is now in fifth place in the championship on 24 points. The Finn believes that the developments that are in the pipeline for the SF15-T over the next few races will also Ferrari to catch the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team over the course of the season.

Raikkonen stated: ‘Yes. I don’t see a reason why not’, when asked if he feels Ferrari will overhaul Mercedes this year.

Raikkonen believes that with time Ferrari will be able to beat Mercedes on any circuit in any conditions and the SF15-T is an extremely quick car. Raikkonen feels however that on his side of the garage they need to improve their qualifying performances.

Raikkonen concluded by saying that he wants to improve his Friday and Saturday performance from this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix as it is a new circuit with different conditions so they will try their best and see what happens.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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