Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo says Kimi Raikkonen must seize the opportunity and win the world championship for the Italian team next season.
With rivals Renault having captured the title in the past two years, di Montezemolo believes that Raikkonen must fulfil his potential in 2007 and win his first title, which the Ferrari president believes would have already happened had it not been for poor car reliability at McLaren.
"It must be said that in 2005 Raikkonen would have won the championship with a more reliable car," he was quoted as saying by Gazzetta dello Sport.
"He broke down five times, and he was always in the lead. So now he must understand this is the time to win the title.
"(Felipe) Massa goes extremely quickly and maybe he will be faster systematically. I hope they will both go quickly."
He added: "We are ready to get back to winning ways. This way Jean Todt would be able to retire serenely and so would I.
"Schumacher arrived at the right time and now arrives Raikkonen, also at the right time."
Amid continued questioning about Raikkonen's partying lifestyle, di Montezemolo said he has no concerns about the Finn's approach to the job.
"It happens to everyone to get drunk at times," he said. "(Eddie) Irvine was a bit like that too. It also happened to a guy from Kerpen, no matter how difficult it is to believe it.
"I'm not worried at all about Kimi. He is motivated and he has the right approach with Ferrari."
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