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Kimi impressed by Mattiacci

Tuesday 1st July 2014

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Kimi impressed by Mattiacci

Kimi impressed by Mattiacci

Kimi Raikkonen believes the early signs suggest Marco Mattiacci will make a big difference at Ferrari.

After a few seasons in the doldrums, Stefano Domenicali opted to stand down as team principal in April and the Italian squad handed the reins to Mattiacci despite his limited F1 experience.

Although Ferrari haven't set the world alight since the change at the top, Raikkonen is impressed with what the new team boss has brought to the table.

"Obviously he's a different person, but everybody has their own way of doing things and running things," the Finn said. "I think it's very early days for Marco, and when he started he didn't have as much knowledge as Stefano about Formula One, but he's a very nice guy and he wants to really make a difference and know the sport. These are good signs.

"He's doing a lot of work behind the scenes that people don't see and I think he's doing a very good job. He's a very good guy to work with, he's just a different person from Stefano.

"I had a very close relationship with Stefano, but it's just a change for all of us and I think sometimes that's a good thing. People who come from outside of F1 have a different view of things and it can help us. It's been good so far and I'm expecting that he can do a very good job."

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