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Raikkonen a 'super-cool guy' - Mattiacci

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New Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci has called Kimi Raikkonen a "super-cool guy" and says he is enjoying working with his driver.

Mattiacci joined the team at the Chinese Grand Prix after Stefano Domenicali's resigned and has now worked at three race weekends. Raikkonen is known as a man of little words in the media, but behind closed doors Mattiacci says it has been a pleasure working with the Finn.

"I have worked before in Finland for several months and I know quite well Finnish people," he said. "Kimi is someone that is Finnish but grew up internationally because of Formula One's travel. He is a super-cool guy and I like him very much. He always has open and very frank discussions and he is professional. He is a great person to work with."

Mattiacci said he has been able to communicate clearly and effectively with Raikkonen.

"We are all different so sometimes we need to tune the level of communication and the way we talk to people in order to be in the same frequency. I don't find any issue in dealing with Kimi, it's the opposite and I have no problem."

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