Raikkonen ready for ‘three-way fight’


Kimi Raikkonen is confident that the Singapore Grand Prix will be contested between three teams on Sunday, with Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull all in contention.

Raikkonen was just 0.275 slower than times topper Nico Rosberg during FP2, while his team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who won the race last year, finished fifth fastest.

The Finn, however, is not yet convinced that they will be the fastest during tomorrow's qualifiers, despite showing fans and experts that they will be a serious competitor this Sunday.

"We'll try to do a good job tomorrow, start the day well and see what we can do in qualifying," the 2007 World Champion said.

"Of course it’s going to be difficult but we hope for the best and hopefully we can have the speed to challenge.

"Hopefully it will be a three-way fight, but today was only practice. We had a good feeling so we can definitively do something this weekend.

"That doesn’t mean we're going to be fast enough tomorrow but we’ll give it our best and hopefully we can be starting the race from the front.

"It was quite an OK day. In the second practice the car was feeling good and those three tenths we, for sure, can get, pushing a bit harder here and there. But tomorrow is another day and we have to wait and see."