Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Kimi: I Have the Drive to Be a Prize Guy Again

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Kimi: I Have the Drive to Be a Prize Guy Again

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KIMI Raikkonen has firm belief that Ferrari can again turn him into a grand prix winner - just not this year.

Raikkonen's return to Maranello this season has been a bitter disappointment as it was firmly expected he would provide team-mate Fernando Alonso with a run for his money.

But the change in the regulations and the introduction of the new power unit has left Ferrari trailing, and Raikkonen with a car that for the most part he has not enjoyed driving.

Of the 142 points Ferrari have accrued in the championship to date, Raikkonen has collected just 27 of them.

Eight of those came from his best result of sixth in the last race in Hungary at the end of last month prior to the current summer break.

To boot, it was from one of his worst grid positions of 16th due to a qualifying gaffe by the team that cost him a place in the second session. …

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