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Kimi Raikkonen - I Have No Contract For 2018

Kimi Raikkonen - I Have No Contract For 2018


Kimi Raikkonen has insisted that his contract with Ferrari hasn't changed despite the Monaco race results. 

Raikkonen lost the race in Monte Carlo through a Ferrari strategy which propelled teammate and championship leader Sebastian Vettel to victory. Many people saw that as proof Vettel is Ferrari's number one driver and that the team will back him in the championship fight, though Raikkonen has insisted both men are free to race on equal terms.

There has been suggestion in Italian media that Raikkonen was offered a one-year extension by Ferrari as a sweetener for how Monaco unfolded, though the 2007 world champion was irritated by the suggestion.

"I have no contract for next year!" he replied.

"There's always a lot of rumours about my contract and what happened in Monaco has got nothing to do with my contract or anything. It's how it happened in the race and, obviously, I was not happy with being second, but it was not like I was not happy with the team.

"I wasn't happy being second, I wanted to win and that's as simple as that. I don't know how many times I've been second, maybe 30-odd times and if I'd won those 30-odd races I would have been happier. Our main goal is to win, I was very happy the team got a one-two. The contract has not changed."

"I have, but it's nothing I need to share with any of you. It's none of your business and you keep writing anyhow, it doesn't change."

“I don't know. There's a lot of things I don't know in my life, simple as that! The people who needs to know, know, and we'll see what happens. Every year it's the same story -- maybe check what you've written before and do the same again. It's a normal story… it doesn't surprise me.”

Concerning Vettel As Number One Teammate

“Unless he [Hamilton] knows about the whole thing, however he thinks is fine for me,” Raikkonen continued.

“We know our rules in the team, we know what the team wants and it's simple as that. we race as hard as we can. We always try to beat each other; one guy will be in front every time. This time it happened like that. It happens.

“Obviously when it comes to that part of the season that one guy has a chance and one guy doesn't have a chance it's normal, it's like it's always been at any team, [even] McLaren. I don't have any issue with that, it's a fair game. We fight until we can and then if we have to do something else then fair enough.”
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