Arrivabene tired of Raikkonen questions

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Although he was once again beaten to the checkered flag by his team mate on Sunday, Kimi Raikkonen delivered a good performance overall over the British Grand Prix weekend.

His pace in qualifying, in which he was faster than Sebastian Vettel, appeared to reflect his will to remain a Scuderia driver next season as his future with the Italian outfit is yet to be determined.

But Ferrari's sporting director Maurizio Arrivabene offered no further clarity on the team's assessment of the Finn's ongoing performance.

"As I said last time, and I always said so, the future of Kimi is in the hands of Kimi," Arrivabene stressed.

"I don’t want to talk any more about Kimi because we have ten races to go and, at the right time, we will communicate to Kimi what we are going to do and that’s it."

Arrivabene also acknowledged that while a decision will be made in due time, in the interim, the context imposed on Raikkonen was a difficult one to endure.

"Kimi knows that his future is in his hands and that’s it. At the right time, we will communicate our decision, but putting myself in Kimi's shoes for a second, everybody started to talk about him since Bahrain and then he has to jump in the car and drive at 300kph+. Is he in a good mood? No. So I want Kimi to stay calm and do his job".

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