Kimi: 2015 will be better

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen is hoping for a better 2015 season, after a challenging year with the Italian team.

Raikkonen rejoined Ferrari from Lotus after winning races with the latter in 2012 and 2103. He struggled to repeat his success at Ferrari.

He hopes that 2015 will see him on the podium more often, particularly as he will be working with a new race engineer in the new year.

Raikkonen said: "Obviously with the new team I expected it to be difficult because of how things work.

"If the car doesn't suit you, and [I've had] similar situations before with Ferrari, it's not easy to change things when certain things are not right for you.

"Over the year they have a clear plan what we have to improve to get back where Ferrari should be.

"I feel all the areas are going to make a big, big improvement.

"It's unfortunate we've had this kind of year because it's not good for me, Ferrari or fans of Ferrari, but that's part of the game.

"It's not the first time I've had difficulties – you just have to take the good out of them and make sure it does not happen for the future."

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