Raikkonen excited about "pure racing"

03-01-2019 17:33
by Joseph Tyrrell
Raikkonen excited about pure racing

Kimi Raikkonen has admitted that he is looking forward to “pure racing” following his switch from Ferrari to Sauber.

The Finn moved to Sauber taking Charles Leclerc’s place who went in the other direction, teaming up with Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari.

Despite the step-down Raikkonen is still optimistic about racing in 2019.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” Raikkonen said.

“It’s going to be different in many ways, but the aim will still be the same.

“It’s more pure racing than the other stuff there.

“Hopefully it will turn out to be good for both of us - that’s the aim.” Added the Finn.

Raikkonen had to settle for playing second fiddle to Sebastian Vettel for most of his time at Ferrari but and never enjoyed huge amounts of success, despite this he’s intent on being successful at Sauber.

“I have a good feeling about it and that’s why I accepted to go back there.”

Despite the clear sense of optimism Raikkonen didn’t want to set targets too soon.

“I haven’t really thought about it, we’ll see once we start driving the new cars,” he explained.

“We’ll see where we are and we’ll go purely by feeling, and we go from there."

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