Vettel moved to Ferrari over the winter as a replacement for McLaren-bound Fernando Alonso, with the four time world champion going on to top the times on the opening two days of pre-season testing. With Raikkonen and Vettel known to get on well, the Finn said their partnership should help maintain a positive feeling at Ferrari.
"We have a good relationship, so we can push the team forward,” Raikkonen said. "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.”
And Raikkonen said the mood at Ferrari was boosted by a productive first test which saw the team complete plenty of mileage as well as set the fastest times.
“No problems really. No real big issues just a few small things. We got to do a lot of laps and the weather has been tricky … Not ideal but it’s the same for everyone.
“We did pretty OK in the first test and everybody seems to be happier and have a good feeling, so not a bad start.”
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