Kimi fighting fit for Germany

Ferrari driver Kimi RaikkonenFerrari have confirmed that Kimi Raikkonen (150/1 – Race Winner) will be present for the German Grand Prix on Sunday having recovered from the serious crash at Silverstone.

The former Lotus driver suffered ankle and knee bruising after the Finn lost control of his car before leaving the track on the exit of Turn 4, crashing into the barrier and then colliding with Felipe Massa.

Raikkonen was forced to miss the post-race test at the British Grand Prix due to the injuries sustained but the Maranello-based team have confirmed he is fit to race this weekend.

“Kimi Raikkonen will be at the wheel of his F14-T in the German GP.”

Ferrari have endured a torrid time so far this season with Raikkonen especially being unable to produce any notable performances, with his best result achieved being a seventh-place finish in both Australia and Spain.

The Finn is currently on just 19 points in the World Drivers’ Championship standings with team-mate Fernando Alonso on 87 as the Spaniard is fourth in the table.

Ferrari have failed to match the pace of the dominant Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg and the Silver Arrows pair are expected once again to battle it out for victory on Sunday.

The former closed the gap to his German team-mate with a win at Silverstone on July 6 and the Brit is heavily fancied at 8/15 to win the race and take back the lead in the Drivers’ Championship.

Meanwhile Raikkonen has admitted that he is not happy with the car at the moment and is hopeful that Ferrari can do something to help turn around his fortunes.

“We are trying to fix things, I need something very specific to be happy with the car and right now it’s not happening, but for sure if I could choose to race for any team, I would take Ferrari.”

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