Kimi Raikkonen: I'm Ready To Support Felipe Massa

Adam PooleAnalyst IOctober 16, 2008

It has long been decided at Ferrari, but today, Kimi Raikonen has finally come to terms with the fact that his championship season is over, and he has to race for the team now.

"I know what the team expects from me and I know what they want, they want both championships, so we will see how the race goes and where we are and then maybe there is some different approach we can take," said Kimi.

In recent weeks Kimi has contested having to assist Massa believing that he still had a chance to retain his title as World Champion, but after finishing third in Fuji last weeks, he now sees that the team has to come first, and that two championships for Ferrari are better than one.

"For me or Heikki [Kovalainen] it's more for the team, to get the points in the first place, and Lewis [Hamilton] and Felipe are racing against themselves.  At some point, when the points are close, the other guy needs to try to keep the other bloke behind and vice versa, so a lot of things can easily go well for one guy and go badly for another."

Last year saw Raikkonen pull back from 17 points behind with two races to go and go forward to win the World Championship at Interlagos, with only five points in the battle between Hamilton and Massa at the moment, this weekend could really shake things up at the top.