Kimi Raikkonen says the current working environment in the Ferrari team is the best he has experienced in F1, the former champion dropping a hint that he may look to extend his stay beyond 2015 as a result.

On the back of a disappointing return to Ferrari in 2014, Raikkonen came into the new season under pressure to improve his performances, particularly alongside the incoming Sebastian Vettel.

However, though he has been largely overshadowed by the Malaysian Grand Prix race winner, Raikkonen has nonetheless come into praise for his race performances, particularly his charge to fourth after an early front-wing change in Sepang.

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Indeed, Raikkonen has previously credited the more upbeat atmosphere in the Ferrari team for his renewed turn of form, going as far to say it is the best he has experienced at any team in F1.

"I think everybody is different, they have their own way of working and doing things and obviously I must say in the past when I was here in Ferrari there were some good times and a good atmosphere, but for sure this year is the best I've had in any team," he said.

"How the team works together, how people work together, how the atmosphere is and how things have been going. That tells you a lot, so you'll have to ask him the rest but I'm very happy how things are."

Looking beyond 2015, Raikkonen says he is currently happy with where he is, hinting that he would like to remain in 2016.

"We'll see," he said. "Obviously the team has to decide that but you have to talk to them. Obviously I'm happy how things are running, obviously we want better results but we've been a bit unlucky or whatever you want to call it in the first three races. It's up to the team really to decide that."