Raikkonen sees deferred impact of Liberty Media's efforts

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Kimi Raikkonen believes the effects of Liberty Media's efforts to improve Formula 1 won't be seen until a few years down the road.

The sport's new owners have embarked on a complete overhaul of Grand Prix racing, the finality of which shall be seen in 2021 when F1's new regulation platform comes into force.

Negative views from Ferrari and Mercedes over a proposed new power unit, and declining revenue for teams this year have led to complaints and worries about the future direction of F1, but Raikkonen suggests patience.

"They are trying to make it better, easier to follow and more involving the public," said the Ferrari driver.

"But it will only be in a few years, when the new regulations are in force (in 2021), that we will really see the impact of their arrival," he is quoted by Auto Hebdo.

"I think they're putting a lot of effort in, listening to everyone and asking the right questions. I think we'll see if it has been good when we get the new cars," Raikkonen added.

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