Connect with us

2018 F1

Raikkonen denies being Ferrari ‘number 2’

Published

on

  • 2
    Shares

Kimi Raikkonen has denied he is obviously the ‘number 2’ driver at Ferrari.

Although the Finn has performed strongly in 2018, many believe Ferrari has clearly favoured Sebastian Vettel in race strategy.

“I don’t comment on that. As far as I know, I have 100pc the same opportunities,” Raikkonen told Finland’s Ilta Sanomat newspaper in Baku.

“I’m here to do my best, and I want to fight as hard as I can. I would not be here if I felt that was not possible,” he added.

Raikkonen also played down reports he could be set to lose his seat altogether, amid rumours Ferrari and Daniel Ricciardo are in talks.

“It’s the same every year for as long as I can remember — maybe for 15 years,” he said.

“Every year I am out, and if you just keep repeating it, sooner or later you are right. But I don’t want to talk about things here.”

Loading...

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2019 F18 hours ago

Perez more optimistic about Mexico GP future

2SharesSergio Perez is suddenly sounding more optimistic about the future of Mexico’s grand prix. Earlier, it emerged that the Mexican...

2019 F18 hours ago

Schumacher to test Alfa Romeo next week

2SharesMick Schumacher’s first formula one test will take place next week in Bahrain. We had already reported that the son...

2019 F19 hours ago

Money not the problem for Dutch GP – Lammers

2SharesDutch GP boss Jan Lammers says money is “not really the problem” as Zandvoort struggles to secure a F1 race...

2019 F19 hours ago

F1 should look into ‘e-fuels’ – Abiteboul

2SharesCyril Abiteboul says F1 should look into introducing “e-fuels”. In an increasingly environmentally-minded world, the Renault boss doubts F1 did...

2019 F19 hours ago

FIA responds to 2019 start light problem

2SharesF1’s governing body is making adjustments ahead of the Bahrain grand prix so that drivers at the back of the...

2019 F111 hours ago

Boullier knew McLaren-Honda would fail

2SharesFormer McLaren boss Eric Boullier said he realised immediately that the McLaren-Honda adventure would be a failure. “Already in the...

2019 F111 hours ago

Sainz hails Renault progress in 2019

2SharesCarlos Sainz has hailed the improvement made by McLaren’s engine supplier Renault over the winter. After years of struggling with...

2019 F111 hours ago

Kubica return terrible for F1 – Villeneuve

2SharesJacques Villeneuve thinks Robert Kubica’s return to F1 is “terrible” for the sport. After an eight-year absence to recover from...

2019 F13 days ago

Williams being run with fear and terror – Ralf

2SharesRalf Schumacher, who won all six of his F1 victories with the British team, thinks the problem at Williams could...

2019 F13 days ago

Ferrari can do better in Bahrain – Senna

2SharesBruno Senna says Ferrari should not give up on winning the 2019 title. After Australia, where the Italian team’s winter...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media