Kimi Raikkonen says it ‘won’t be the end of the world’ if Ferrari decides not to extend his contract beyond the end of 2015.
Raikkonen signed a two-year deal with Ferrari at the end of 2013, leaving Lotus to rejoin the team with which he won his one and only world championship with in 2007.
The Finn, who set the fastest time of the week at the opening test at Jerez, has just one year left on his deal, but says he is unconcerned by his future right now.
”There is an option on my contract,” he said. “It’s up to me and the team to do a good job this year, and if it goes badly and I don’t sign it, I don’t sign it. It won’t be the end of the world.
“The aim is to do well, and there’s a big chance. If everybody is happy then I am sure we can do well. We’ll see what happens in the future.
“I don’t worry about it or have to think about it. We’ll find out at some time.”
Raikkonen will be joined at Ferrari by four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel this season.
“We have a good relationship so we can push the team forward,” he added. “Of course we will try to beat each other on the circuit, but I’m sure we’ll have some fun.
“The atmosphere already in the team is very good. Hopefully we’ll get some good results this year, it can only help the situation.”
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