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Raikkonen’s Fired Up To Win Again

Kimi Raikkonen has said he is very eager to get a victory, as the Spanish Grand Prix marks a year since the 2007 World Champion won an F1 race.

The Iceman has been there or thereabouts, but not sootd on the top step since he demolished the opposition in 2008 with pole position, fastest lap and the race win.  A weekend the great Michael Schumacher would be proud of.

“It’s a bit more than a year ago that I won my last Formula 1 race,” said Raikkonen. “At Barcelona in 2008 I had my best weekend with Ferrari: pole position, victory and fastest race lap.

“Since then I came very close several times – I’m thinking of Magny-Cours, Montreal and Spa – but for one reason or the other I could never make it. Having said that, a driver never loses the lust for winning and I want to have that feeling again as soon as possible.”

Ferrari have had swathes of problems in 2009, Raikkonen scoring their only points two weeks ago in Bahrain.  However with new technical updates coming onto the F60, which test driver Marc Gene claims are the biggest upgrades he has ever seen for Ferrari, the Finn has some confidence going into the first European leg of the season.

“I really liked hearing from the team that the new aerodynamic package’s first signs are positive,” Raikkonen added. “It will be really interesting taking the car out during Friday’s free practice sessions.”

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