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Ferrari and Kimi backing Vettel to the hilt



Ferrari and Kimi backing Vettel to the hilt

Ferrari and Kimi backing Vettel to the hilt

Sebastian Vettel has a slight opportunity of winning the 2015 F1 drivers’ title. And his Ferrari team-mate Raikkonen says he has no problem playing a supportive team role if it will help Vettel win the 2015 title.

The German Vettel now moving into second place behind Lewis Hamilton, some suspected Ferrari-branded ‘team orders’ were already in play at Sochi last Sunday.

However, he is 66 points adrift of the Mercedes driver with a maximum of 100 remaining. The Finn Kimi is out of contention for the title as he lies 179 points behind Hamilton.

“We know what are the rules,” said Raikkonen. “I’m not in the championship fight and if it comes to that it’s fine.

“It’s a normal thing, we try to make the maximum for the team. He (Vettel) is still in a fight, so there are no issues.”

Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene said he had no intention of asking Raikkonen to relent in order to help Vettel get the best result, but hinted that may change as the season draws to a close.

There are four races remaining, starting with the United States Grand Prix on Oct 25.

“We were happy to leave it like it was,” he said. “We were not considering the championship at that part of the race and then they swopped positions by themselves. There’s no need at that time ( to intervene).

“Of course when we have a need, we will reconsider the situation differently.”

When the source asked if Ferrari would start employing team orders at the US Grand Prix in Texas, Arrivabene said: “Our approach is going to remain the same. We will tell you in Austin what we are going to do.”

The Italian team have scented a chance since Vettel overhauled Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg (currently lying seven points behind Vettel) at the Russian Grand Prix.

“Going by the numbers, Seb can make it,” said Arrivabene. “But we need to be humble and concentrate race by race and then we will see. The door is still open.”


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