Raikkonen: It's not fun


Whilst fully recovered from his Silverstone crash, Kimi Raikkonen admits his 2014 season has been a struggle and no fun.

As laconic as ever, when asked what happened on that first lap at Silverstone, the Finn replied: "I crashed, I guess you saw it."

Asked what injuries he suffered in the impact, measured by Ferrari at 47G, he said: "I had some pain but it's all fine.

"It was in my ribs the most, that's why I didn't do the test," he added when asked if it was his leg that was injured, "but it's all gone away now."

Asked the positives of the season thus far, the initial response was a pithy as we have come to expect.

"We've been in every race at least," he said. "It's been a difficult year, hopefully it will turn around at some point - it must, it cannot go much longer like this, it's not fun.

"This kind of thing has happened to me before and we always managed to turn it around, so I have a strong belief it will turn around," he added. "We have to just fix issues and get things as I want and I'm sure we can be back where we should be."

Having already intimated that 2015 will be his last season in F1, and bearing in mind his poor season thus far, especially compared to his teammate, Raikkonen was asked if he feared his seat was under threat.

"I have a contract so I'm not worried about that for the future," he replied.

"Like I said, I'm sure we can fix them," he added, referring to the problems with the F14T. "How fast? I hope quickly but it depends on many things."

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Chris Balfe

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Published: 17/07/2014
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