Raikkonen: Everything is fine with Marchionne


Kimi Raikkonen has refuted suggestions that there is trouble brewing between himself and Sergio Marchionne following the Ferrari president’s recent criticism of the driver.

While team-mate Sebastian Vettel has two wins in three races, and is leading the Drivers’ Championship, Raikkonen has yet to reach the podium this season.

The Finn’s best result has been a P4 leaving him fourth in the championship with half the number of points that Vettel has scored.

This led to criticism from Marchionne, who after the Chinese GP accused Raikkonen of seeming “to be busy with other stuff.” He stated at the time that Ferrari needed to speak with the driver about his form.

Raikkonen, though, insists there are no issues between the two.

“I have spoken to our president and everything is fine,” he said.

“I know some things were said and written, for me I read so many nonsense stories in newspapers and on the web.

“I trust much more how my personal relationship is, with him or with the team.

“For me it’s all fine.

“I expect from myself a good result and if don’t get them I’m not happy with myself, so if other people are not happy too, that’s fine, because I’m not happy either.

“It’s not really a big deal for me.”

As for his future, the 37-year-old admits that has yet to be decided.

“When it comes to my future I don’t know.

“There are always a lot of talks over the years, my first thing is I want to do well.

“We’ll see what happens after this year, it is definitely not the first thing in my mind, it is to do well here and in the next race.

“Let’s see what the future brings, I have a good relationship with my team and it depends on many things.”