Raikkonen has ‘full confidence’ in Ferrari management

Kimi Raikkonen says he has “full confidence” in the Ferrari management to help the team return to winning ways soon.

After three victories in 2015, Ferrari has had an underwhelming season so far, with the team yet to win a race this year. Technical director James Allison left Ferrari last month, but Raikkonen is not concerned about the structure of the team

“Obviously changes in the middle of the year sometimes work, sometimes they don’t, but I think looking at the big picture we’ll be fine,” Raikkonen said. “We have a lot of good people that know what they’re doing but it takes time to find the right position for everybody.

“The people that in charge now have been with the team a long, long time and they know exactly how it works. I have full confidence in what they’re doing and if we’re not there right now, it’s not because we don’t have good people. We have to work harder and we’ll be fine – but it takes time.”

Asked what would make him happy during the remainder of this season, Raikkonen replied: “Obviously I’d be happy if we start winning as soon as we can.

“We want to maximise our own stuff and if that’s enough, great. We try to improve things all the time, the areas we know we’re not strong enough. It’s the same story than in the earlier races.

“The break doesn’t change the whole thing – we know where we have to improve but it’s not going to happen overnight. The other teams don’t stop improving either, but what would make me happy was to win.”

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