Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen has that while the Scuderia should be very competitive again this weekend at Silverstone, he knows that gap in France wasn't really representative.

Speaking ahead of the British Grand Prix and following his second win of the season at Magny Cours, the Finn added that while the situation does look good, they won't know for sure until they hit the track on Friday and begin practice for this Sunday's grand prix.

"Silverstone is really a great place to race: I've always enjoyed racing here. We had a very good test here two weeks ago. If we manage to bring all the latest developments on the track, then I think that Ferrari will be even more competitive than in Magny-Cours. Obviously the gap of our competitors in France is not representative though," he noted.

"The situation changes from track to track: we were behind at Indy and ahead at Magny-Cours. It's just a waste of time to think about who will be favoured at Silverstone. We just have to wait until Friday, then we'll know more.

"As I said before we know that we are heading in the right direction as far as the development of the car is concerned; and I have a real good feeling with it, too. I can't wait to get back on the track and stepping once again on the podium!"

Asked if he was starting to get worried, especially as there was such a big gap between his win in Australia and his win in France, Kimi insisted that he knew they would get things sorted eventually. Indeed he added that he never lost faith in his own capabilities.

"We were able to improve the situation step by step and never lost the faith that sooner or later the results would have come back," he explained. "And that is how it went.

"I've never had the slightest doubt that I had lost my qualities as a driver, and I've never lost the faith or the motivation: I knew that we just had to put together the pieces in the right way. Already in Indianapolis we could see that the car went really well in the race and at Magny-Cours this impression has been confirmed: now we have again a winning car. The victory in Melbourne didn't mislead us. We knew that there were still problems, although the F2007 went really well there, compared to our competitors. I've been asked if we now have an advantage: I really can't tell. We have to wait for the British GP to find out."

 

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