Kimi Raikkonen: Marco Mattiacci good for Ferrari F1 team

Kimi Raikkonen is encouraged by new Ferrari Formula 1 team boss Marco Mattiacci's approach to turning the Scuderia's ailing fortunes around

Kimi Raikkonen: Marco Mattiacci good for Ferrari F1 team

Mattiacci took over from outgoing team principal Stefano Domenicali in April, and insisted after the recent Austrian Grand Prix that Ferrari has a recovery plan in place to improve its disappointing form.

Finn Raikkonen, who is struggling with his own issues with the handling of Ferrari's F14 T, reckons the work Mattiacci has done since he arrived is cause for optimism within the team.

"Everybody has their own way of doing things - it's very early days for Marco, and when he started he didn't have as much knowledge as Stefano of F1, but he's a very nice guy and he wants to really make a difference and know the sport," Raikkonen said during the Austrian Grand Prix weekend.

"Those are good signs. He's doing a lot of work that people don't see and I think he's doing a very good job.

"He's a good guy to work with; he's just a different person from Stefano.

"I had a pretty close relationship with Stefano but it's just a change for all of us, and I think sometimes that's a good thing.

"People come from outside of F1 with a different view of things and it can help.

"It's been good so far and I'm expecting he can do a very good job."

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