Kimi Raikkonen insists that he hasn't made the wrong decision by returning to Ferrari for the 2014 F1 season, despite his current employer appearing to have the upper hand on the Scuderia.

Having seen Lotus team-mate Romain Grosjean make the podium at each of the last two races, Raikkonen was asked whether he had had any second thoughts about quitting the Enstone team, which had allowed him a way back into the top flight after a two-year sabbatical in the WRC followed his exit from Maranello first time around.

"I wouldn't have made the decision if I didn't think it was right for myself," the Finn told journalists at the Indian Grand Prix, "It's so competitive... and the rules, nobody really knows how it's going to work out next year."

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With four races remaining in 2013, Raikkonen still has a chance of finishing as runner-up to likely champion Sebastian Vettel, as he sits just 30 points shy of future team-mate Fernando Alonso, but he admits that he needs to improve some areas of his game if he is to compete.

"It seems that the last [few] races have been strong for our team, but I have to qualify better, to put myself up there and maybe try to win some races," he acknowledged, "It will not be easy [but doing] a bit better in qualifying would help a lot. That would give [us] a good chance to try to beat them. It's not just only them though, so we'll see what happens here..."