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Raikkonen: Abu Dhabi GP victory gives a bit more belief

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Kimi Raikkonen believes Yas Marina victory gives a bit more belief for the Lotus and he expecting more victory this season remaining races and next year as well.

The Finn pleased with his first victory in this season since 2009 Belgian Grand Prix. 2007 world champion took his 19th career victory for Abu Dhabi GP.

Kimi is one of the consistent speedy in this season, he set seven podium finishes and now standing third on the podium 57 points behind the championship leader Sebastian Vettl.

“I am happy mainly for the team,” Raikkonen said during podium Q&A. “It has been a hard season for the team.

“Hopefully this gives a bit more belief, not just for the guys doing all the work but also the guys who own it. I hope it can turn the tables and we can win more this year and next year as well.”

“There is nothing to jump around about, we still have a few races to go, we’ll try to do the same again and sure we’ll have a good party today and tomorrow when we feel bad after a long night we will remember what we felt like now.” The Finn added.

“We have been close a few times,” Raikkonen said. “Even in the last race we had speed to win but if you do not start in front you see what happens.

“So the start was key. I think compared with McLaren we didn’t have speed at the beginning of the race, but you have to finish the race.”


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