Raikkonen: Mattiacci is the guy we need

Kimi Raikkonen in Hungary

Kimi Raikkonen in Hungary

Kimi Raikkonen had his usual meeting with the media ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend, and had some good things to say about his new Ferrari boss.

The Finn told media, “With Marco [Mattiacci] – he didn’t have much knowledge of F1 when he came in but he has a smart head. I think he’s doing good work, making good decisions, but it takes time to get involved and get people’s trust, but I think he’s the guy we need.”

As to how the Scuderia Ferrari man expects to perform at the Hungaroring, it’s the usual Thursday guessing game, “Hopefully, we’ll get that good feeling and get the car where we want and just have a clean weekend without any issues in any practices and can try things where we want.”

“Even though it’s twisty and people say that you can’t overtake here, we’ve seen in the past that it can change a lot in the race after Qualifying so we’ll see how it goes.”

Kimi Raikkonen with Marco Mattiacci

Kimi Raikkonen with Marco Mattiacci

On the much discussed topic that the Finn has found it hard to get a good feeling form his F14 T, the Ferrari man felt that progress was being made. “There’s sometimes a good feeling and unfortunately it doesn’t last long, but last weekend was a better feeling again, we changed something in the car so hopefully that will put us in the right direction and we can get to where we should be.”

Kimi has spent a lot of time in Maranello and what he saw in the factory has put him in a positive frame of mind when it comes to next year.

“I have 100 % belief in the people in the factory and I know that we have the tools and the people to do the job we’re supposed to do. I’m sure that we can be where we should be, hopefully already next year. concluded the Finn who has won in Budapest once and finished on the podium in his five last visits to Hungaroring. (GP247-Ferrari)