Raikkonen: We want to be second because we cannot win it
Mercedes are cruising unchallenged to another season of double world titles, thus Ferrari are gunning to be best of the rest according to Kimi Raikkonen.
The Finn, who was the Scuderia’s last world champion, said ahead of the season’s next foray out of Europe, “We obviously want to be second because we cannot win it anymore. I mean, maybe there are chances if the other team doesn’t finish at all.
“We lost second place a few races ago. In the last two weekends we’ve been going in the right direction, improving, so hopefully that’s also the case in the upcoming races,” he added.
Raikkonen was referring to the pre-summer break drop in the pecking order, where Red Bull were taking the fight to Mercedes while Ferrari suffered a mysterious dip in form.
But at Monza the Reds appeared to overturn the deficit, although no match for Mercedes they certainly had the edge over Red Bull.
Ferrari have yet to win a race this season, but Raikkonen does not believe more podiums are impossible this season, “I’m sure we’ll have our chances.”
“The aim is always to finish higher up all the time and we’ll see. We have to keep doing our best and I’m sure we’ll get that podium,” said the veteran Ferrari driver who will contest his 246th grand prix when he lines up on the grid in Singapore.