Asked during today’s FIA press conference what more he would like to achieve with Ferrari, Raikkonen said: “Obviously we want more wins, me and the team”.
“I’ve had good years and difficult years, up and downs, but I always enjoy it. Obviously you enjoy it more when things are going more nicely and you get the results.”
“But as a team I had a great time there. I’m very pleased we can be working together next year again. As a team, as they are now, I really feel that we’re going in the right direction and we can do great things in the future.”
“People are more happy, we’re more happy when we can do better results,” he added. “Obviously you guys [the media] write less negative things after that but we keep working and we believe in what we’re doing so I’m sure we’ll get there and we will have many, many happy days in front of us and a lot of good results.”
Sebastian Vettel had spoken up in favour of Ferrari keeping Raikkonen as his team mate, and Raikkonen said their partnership has been positive for Ferrari.
“He tells me and I tell him if he does well and I do well,” said Raikkonen. “We have a very good feeling of respect in the team.”
“It’s always nice to hear from him, also. We try to beat each other in the races but we still can be friends. That is also very good for us as a team, that we can co-operate well.”
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