Ferrari looking to improve - Raikkonen

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 13, 2017

The German believes his former team have superior resources when it comes to developing the vehicle during the course of the season compared to their Italian counterparts despite the latter closing the gap during the winter and building an aerodynamically efficient auto. The Maranello-based team have won four races thus far, just two shy of Mercedes' tally and they are 39 points behind in the team battle.

Hamilton now sits fourteen points behind Sebastian Vettel in the Drivers' Championship heading into the mid-season break, and he dropped thirteen of those in the Hungarian Grand Prix, where he finished fourth with the German taking the victory.

The Scuderia took advantage of Mercedes' early season inconsistent performance caused by tyre management to run clear of its rival in the Constructors' standings, but the German outfit as fought back and regained part of its lost ground. Rosberg expects that to change going into the final races of the year, although he admitted surprise at Ferrari's latest dominant 1-2 in Hungary.

"Ferrari have really done a great job over the winter", Rosberg told Sport Bild.

Kimi Raikkonen believes the devil will be in the details when it comes to who between Ferrari and Mercedes will end up on top at the end of the 2017 season. After Silverstone I had already thought: "That's it now".

The 2007 world champion is forecasting a fierce final leg of the season, and while he is confident that Ferrari will continue to strengthen its SF70H, it also needs to step up its performance in qualifying if it wants a chance to keep the Silver Arrows at bay.

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