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Kimi Raikkonen: I wouldn't waste time on F1 if I wasn't motivated

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SILVERSTONE, Great Britain -- Kimi Raikkonen says he would not waste his time in Formula One if he did not feel motivated enough to win another title.

Since returning to Ferrari in 2014, Raikkonen has failed to win a race and has scored just nine podiums in 47 races. He is out of contract at the end of this year, but says he is motivated to remain at the team next year and continue his pursuit of a second world title.

"I've always said I would not be here if I didn't enjoy it or felt that I can't drive, or do it 100 percent -- it hasn't changed," he said. "It doesn't always mean if you have a bad results you are not 100 percent giving your best or motivated or something, it's not so simple.

"If I wasn't motivated, I wouldn't be here wasting my own time or the team's time. I obviously enjoy it more when the results are better, but it doesn't mean that you drive better than you drove before. It's just that the whole package is better around you and we do a better job improving the package."

Raikkonen confirmed he would not search for another F1 drive outside Ferrari.

"I've always said, for nearly 10 years, that my last team would be Ferrari and it's still like that. What happens in the future I don't know, time will tell, but I usually don't make plans for a very long future.

"Things change in life very quickly and hopefully I'll stay healthy and we'll see what happens in the future. I haven't really put a lot of thought into it but I'm sure there's a lot of nice things to do in the future."