Raikkonen still focused on 2013 despite Ferrari move

By on Friday, September 13, 2013
Lotus F1 Team

Lotus F1 Team

Kimi Raikkonen says that he is still focused on the final seven races of 2013, having confirmed that he will move to Ferrari next season.

Raikkonen, 33, has failed to score a point since the Hungarian Grand Prix and Ferrari announced on Wednesday that the Finn will race for the team in 2014 and 2015.

But Raikkonen insists he is still focused on 2013.

"Hopefully it means I won’t be asked so much where I’m driving next year, but maybe it means more questions," Raikkonen said following the announcement of his future plans.

"For my racing this season it doesn’t make any difference. I’ll keep pushing at every race to get the best result I can."

Raikkonen says he enjoys racing in the city.

"It’s a great place to be, I love the local food, and I don’t mind the unusual times we run in the car as it means I don’t have to get up so early."

The Finn believes that a return to a more conventional circuit will suit the Lotus E21.

"Monaco was not that good for us but there is no reason why Singapore should be difficult. Like at every street circuit it’s very difficult to pass other cars there, so starting the race as high as possible on the grid is very an important factor in getting a good result on Sunday."

"After these two weekends with zero points it’s nice to get back to a circuit we expect to be more suited to our car. We seem to go better at high downforce circuits that’s for sure."

"The car actually worked surprisingly well at Monza during the race so it was a shame we lost so much time at the start. After getting the new nose, our race pace was not too bad."

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