Raikkonen not making predictions

Kimi Raikkonen is not making any predictions for the Australian Grand Prix, but the Finn is hopeful his Ferrari team will be very competitive in the season-opener

Raikkonen not making predictions

"It's difficult making predictions, considering the many rule changes this year," said Raikkonen on Monday.

"Ferrari was very competitive during the tests; but we'll do the F60's counter-check at Melbourne, when we'll all meet in the race with the same fuel at the same time.

"Only then we'll see how strong we are and maybe we've got to wait for a couple of races to have a clearer situation.

"When things go well you're having more fun, but we still haven't raced this year, so it's really a bit too early to say anything. We hope that everything will be the way we expect it to be," added the 2007 world champion.

Raikkonen endured a difficult season last year, being unable to defend his title as he felt the car did not suit to his driving style.

The Ferrari driver admits he feels more comfortable in this year's F60 and is looking to make the most of it in Australia.

"I can confirm that I like the F60 more than last year's car. It's much more fun to drive and it reminds me more of the cars I was used to some year ago," he said.

"It's always a good thing for a driver and a team to have a good start into the season, especially when we remember how the last two seasons ended as far as the drivers' championship is concerned: I won with one point in 2007 and my teammate was one point short in 2008.

"That means that every point counts. Two years ago I won in Australia, while we had several problems last year. Our goal is to immediately gain some good points."

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