Raikkonen manager says problems similar to Vettel

Kimi Raikkonen with Sebastian Vettel

Kimi Raikkonen with Sebastian Vettel

Champions Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel are suffering from similar problems in 2014, namely that they struggling to adapt their driving styles to the nuances of the new V6 turbo engines.

That is the claim of Raikkonen’s manager Steve Robertson, amid speculation that due to his struggles, the Finnish driver could be losing the support of Ferrari and beginning to cast eyes at a new project — world rallycross.

But also notably struggling in 2014 is Sebastian Vettel, the reigning quadruple world champion who has been humbled by Red Bull newcomer Daniel Ricciardo.

“It is true that Kimi and Sebastian seem to have a similar problem with their cars,” Robertson told Turun Sanomat newspaper.

“This new generation of Formula 1 car has significantly reduced downforce at the front end, which has affected the driving. We can only hope that Ferrari are able to resolve it as soon as possible, giving Kimi a car the way he wants it to be,” Robertson added. (GMM)