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Raikkonen: I need something very specific to be happy with the car



Kimi Raikkonen will contest this weekend’s German grand prix.

After bruising his ankle and knee with a 47G impact at the start of the British grand prix, the Finn sat out Ferrari’s post-race Silverstone test.

But the Finnish broadcaster MTV3 said the 34-year-old is fighting fit for Hockenheim.

“Kimi Raikkonen will be at the wheel of his F14-T in the German grand prix” the Maranello based team confirmed.

Raikkonen caused a stir by saying at Silverstone that he will “probably” quit after 2015, but he insists he is still enjoying his time at Ferrari.

“I think it’s a very good place to be,” he told Britain’s Sky.

“Obviously the racing hasn’t been very good this year but that’s the way it goes sometimes.

“We are trying to fix things, I need something very specific to be happy with the car and right now it’s not happening, but for sure if I could choose to race for any team, I would take Ferrari.

“The day I hate racing I will stop, even if it’s in the middle of the year I would walk away, but it’s not now,” Raikkonen added.

Meanwhile, Italy’s Omnicorse reports that, as part of a restructuring at McLaren, Jenson Button has a new race engineer for Hockenheim and beyond.

The report said Tom Stallard replaces Dave Robson.

And it emerges that the driver steward at Hockenheim this weekend will be Jochen Mass, the famous German driver who is perhaps best known for being involved in Gilles Villeneuve’s fatal crash in 1982. (GMM)


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