Kimi expects ‘fun’ partnership with Seb

Date published: November 21 2014

Kimi Raikkonen is looking forward to having a bit of “fun” and getting “things done in the right way” when he teams up with Sebastian Vettel next season.

Next season the duo, who are firm friends, will be charged with leading a Ferrari fight-back after a disappointing first season under the new V6 regulations.

The Scuderia have struggled this season and are on course to finish fourth in the Championship without a single win to their credit.

Raikkonen, though, is hopeful that himself and Vettel can put the Italian outfit back at the sharp end of the grid – and even have a bit of fun while doing it.

“Time will tell obviously but I think it’s nice to be with him in the same team,” he said.

“The main objective is to get Ferrari into the position we should be at the front. On the way we will try to beat each other all the time but we will can have fun and get things done in a good way.

“I haven’t worked with him before in the same team but I know him best out of any guy [on the grid]. Our relationship has always been very straightforward so I wouldn’t expect any changes on that side.

“I expect it to be normal, let’s say, and good and hopefully we can get the team back to where it should be.”

But in order for the duo to do their thing out on track, Ferrari need to produce a better car in 2015, something Raikkonen is confident they can do.

“Next year is different, the car is different, so I don’t expect to have a similar season and we should be where we should be,” he said.

“I’m sure we can [fix the car] but is it good enough? Time will tell. I trust 100 per cent the people designing the car and working on it, they cannot be much better, but it also depends on what other people find and do.”