Raikkonen 'I need a miracle now'

Alex JohnsonContributor ISeptember 18, 2008

Poor old Kimi, he seems to look a shadow of the man who won last years world title in dramatic fashion at Interlagos last year. In a rare moment when he ditched his image of 'Iceman' Raikkonen admitted he now needs a miracle to retain his world title. Raikkonen is 21 points behind Lewis Hamilton and 20 behind fellow Ferrari team mate Felipe Massa. Raikkonen could find it tough keeping hold of 4th place with Nick Heidfeld only 4 points behind him.

The rumours of him departing Ferrari are starting to appear. Despite Ferrari 'claiming' Kimi will be wearing red next year, many believe he could leave, which could pave the way for Alonso to make his dream move to Ferrari. Raikkonen was popular at Mclaren but it seems very unlikely he will go back as Hamilton and Kovalainen will both be driving for McLaren next year.

Raikkonen is starting to show he feels the pressure of not winning since the Spanish Grand Prix, which was 10 races ago. It is also known Raikkonen does not wish to just sit back and help Massa try and win the title, despite the fact Massa dropped back for Raikkonen at last years Interlagos.