Räikkönen: 2015 car will be more to my liking
24 July 2014 – Kimi Räikkönen is certain that next year's Ferrari design will be better-suited to his driving style.
The former World Champion has struggled on his return to the Maranello-based outfit, failing to finish higher than seventh during the first half of the season amid persistent troubles with the handling of the F14 T chassis.
He currently lies 12th in the standings, eight places and 78 points adrift of team-mate Fernando Alonso.
But speaking ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix, Räikkönen says he expects a much stronger 2015.
"Obviously the team knows what I like. The designers are designing a new car. I have 100 per cent faith in the guys back at the factory that they can change things so the car will be more to my liking," explained Räikkönen.
He added: "We have to improve, but we are pushing. This year is really bad and we are not where we should be. We have a lot of work to do, but I'm sure that we have the tools and the people to turn things around."
Räikkönen has finished on the podium at the past five Hungarian Grands Prix and won the race in 2005.