Raikkonen puts 2008 behind him

Kimi Raikkonen says he has already put the disappointment of the 2008 season behind him as he aims to bounce back and fight on top this year

Raikkonen puts 2008 behind him

The 2007 world champion was unable to defend his crown as he struggled to match the pace of Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa, who won five races compared to Raikkonen's two.

But as Ferrari unveiled their 2009 challenger, the F60, at Mugello, Raikkonen was adamant that he is starting a new chapter this year.

"Last year was not exactly what I wanted but that is in the past now and we will try again this year," said Raikkonen. "Of course it is a big question mark how good the car will be because the rules have changed a lot.

"But we are very confident that the car should be very good and we will see in the next few weeks how good it is against the others.

"But for sure we'll try to win the world championships, but we'll see how it is and we'll go from there."

Raikkonen admitted it took some time to get used to the new-looking car, but the Finn said he already liked the new machine.

"It looks different because of the new regulations, but after looking at it for a little while you get used to it," he said. "It looks different but it looks very good. I'm looking forward to see it run and see how it goes."

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