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Kimi targets titles with Ferrari
Tuesday, 12 September 2006

kimiface2Kimi Raikkonen has targeted world championship titles from his newly announced collaboration with Ferrari. The Finn, who was announced as part of the Scuderia’s 2007 line-up alongside Felipe Massa after Michael Schumacher’s victory at Monza on Sunday, said he expected to be competitive straight away in his new team.

"There are many reasons [why I joined Ferrari],” he said. "I have been expecting it [the title] to happen already so you never know what will happen but for sure we try next year again and hopefully we can do it...

“But there are so many things that can go wrong or right so we just need to work as hard as we can and I have full confidence that the team will give me a very good car so we will see what happens next year."

Schumacher has said that he is 100% focussed on winning an eighth title in the final three races of this year. But Kimi reckons he will not feel any pressure to fill the seven-time champion’s shoes when he becomes the team’s new standard-bearer. "I'm not really concerned about that,” he said. “It's a nice place to go and of course the team will expect a lot but in the end I also expect a lot from myself and I want to win. “When I went to McLaren I replaced Mika [Hakkinen], who was world champion twice and that wasn't easy then. “It will not be easy this time but I will go there and do my best and hopefully it will be enough for everybody.”

The 26-year-old veteran of nine victories, who began his Formula 1 career with Sauber in 2001, revealed during the Italian GP press conference that his deal with Ferrari struck “several months ago” was the culmination of a personal dream. “I have had five years at McLaren and they are a great team and nice people to work with, but in the end I wanted something else and there were only two choices - to stay with McLaren or to go to Ferrari,” he explained. "For me personally I wanted to go there one day and this was the best moment. “I think it is a great team to join and there will be people I will miss in McLaren, but that's how it goes."

source:  itv-f1.com

Comments: Kimi wants a World Championship, of course.

And it looks like next year everything is perfectly set up for that: He will be Ferrari 's no1 driver while McLaren and Renault will have a Bridgestone disadvantage.

We (the fans) expect nothing less but the title :) 

 
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