Kimi Raikkonen believes his fifth place in the Rally of Turkey a week ago will help as he strives to improve his competitiveness in the World Rally Championship.
He was one of few drivers not to crash or puncture a tire on the harsh, rocky stages in Turkey and recorded his highest finish so far.
"It's a sign that we're going in the right direction," said Raikkonen. "In Jordan the speed was not so good but we finished the rally; in Turkey it was bit better and we finished fifth. In fact, we did not do anything that was very different: it was just a question of having more time in the car and working with the pace notes. In some places I felt confident, in others less confident. But for sure, a result like this helps."
Raikkonen will miss the next event in New Zealand, even though his Citroen Junior teammate Sebastien Ogier is now entered for it. But Raikkonen is hoping for another test in the C4 ahead of his next rally, in Portugal at the end of May.