Nov.18 (GMM/ Former F1 driver and double world champion Mika Hakkinen is not confident his countryman Kimi Raikkonen can bounce back in 2016.

Although closer to his new teammate this year than he was to Fernando Alonso in 2014, Finn Raikkonen has still only managed to score half the points amassed by Sebastian Vettel in 2015.

Asked what the 36-year-old needs to do to get back into the kind of form that won him the 2007 title for Ferrari, Hakkinen said: “It’s a very good question.

“It is worth asking Kimi himself,” the 1998 and 1999 title winner told Ilta Sanomat newspaper, “but there is definitely no easy answer.

“I think if Kimi knew it already, he would be faster already,” Hakkinen added.

  • bashir

    hakki is great brilliant ambassador for F1, but he even lacks the xtra something beware of the ICEMAN

  • bashir

    This is great for Kimi, hes like a wild tiger scorned and he will do what rosberg is doing to hamilton he will prepare and be stronger next season’ hes sick of these issues holding him back’ even lauda said the car was shit and he was spot on, however im sure he wants to prove all the doubters wrong and prove to himself hes still got what he takes and then most importantly will be his challenge to up his game to beat vettel on a one lap to get on the front row’ as long as he can do this early on and break vettels confidence he will be at this best mentally and on the podium1, First ferrari F1 have to increase the speed to do this by 30-40 bhp and get the time gap down within 1 or 2tenths of the silver arrows’ then we will see how they handle the iceman’ kimi knows the car is vastly underpowerd and is second best to mercs but once he can smell the success of wining he will pounce back to the front, yes yes yes inshallah!