Raikkonen hints at 2015 plans after season-best result in Hungary


Kimi Raikkonen said he expects an improved car next season after achieving his best result of 2014 at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Recent rumours have suggested the Finn may part ways with the Ferrari squad at the conclusion of this year, but his latest comments indicate he plans to remain with the Scuderia for another campaign - and still has hopes of winning grands prix.

His Hungarian weekend got off to a disastrous start as a tactical error from the team saw him eliminated in Q1, leaving Raikkonen to start 17th on the grid.

But a solid race saw the 34-year-old come home sixth - his best result since last year’s Japanese Grand Prix - while team-mate Fernando Alonso achieved a brilliant second place.

Raikkonen spoke to his native media after the race and admitted that he is disappointed by the team’s form and expects a better car in 2015.

"I don't see things changing much in three or four weeks,” he said. “Next year things will get better.

“I am pleased with today, but on the whole I am very disappointed with the way things have gone. We need to make sure we don't make the same mistakes.

“I trust Ferrari and I know they are working hard, so that's why I am confident about next year. Then we should be able to fight for race wins again.”

Raikkonen currently sits 12th in the World Championship standings on 27 points, with team-mate Alonso fourth on 115.