Kimi Raikkonen says he is aiming to finish on the podium at the Brazilian Grand Prix, although the Finn admits it will not be an easy task.
The Ferrari driver finished in fourth place at the Japanese Grand Prix last week, but the Finn reckons the Interlagos race could be hard for his team, who stopped developing its car weeks ago. Despite that, Raikkonen, who turns 30 on Saturday, is still hoping to celebrate his birthday on the podium.
"Traditionally, the Interlagos circuit has always been favorable to Ferrari and we really hope that this will be true also this year, although we know that it will be difficult," said Raikkonen. "My goal is to gain a place on the podium, which might not be easy. Every race things are more and more difficult for us, because the other teams continue improving their cars, while we have been using the same car for a couple of months. We have to be perfect and benefit from eventual weak moments of our competitors.
"I'll celebrate my 30th birthday on Saturday. A place on the podium would be a great present, but as I just said, also our competitors have to contribute to it somehow. We'll try to keep the third position in the constructors' standings."