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Raikkonen on Ferrari changes: 'Life goes on'

ESPN Staff
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Life goes on in the world of Kimi Raikkonen © Getty Images

Kimi Raikkonen does not think life at Ferrari will change dramatically despite Stefano Domenicali being replaced by Marco Mattiacci as team principal.

Ferrari announced Domenicali's resignation on Monday and appointed Mattiacci as team principal with immediate effect. Raikkonen's new boss will start work at this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix, but the Finn is not expecting a major change in approach.

"I don't know him, we've probably met before," he said. "He will have great people around him and lots of people to help him, so I don't think there will be any issues. I'm sure he will be very good at whatever he does and will do everything in his power to push us forwards.

"It will not change things suddenly around and will not make any miracles. We know where we are and we know where we have to improve and it doesn't change overnight."

Raikkonen is sad to see Domenicali leave but said life would go on.

"Everybody was a bit surprised but obviously that was Stefano's own decision as I understand. If he felt like that then fair enough and life goes on. It's sad because obviously he was a great guy and I worked with him for many years. Even when I didn't race for him I spoke with him. That's how it goes and I'm sure we can handle this kind of thing."

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