Kimi Raikkonen: Sebastian Vettel is not number one at Ferrari

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Kimi Raikkonen has refuted claims his Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel is the Formula 1 team's number one driver in this year's championship battle.

Vettel won the Monaco Grand Prix after jumping Raikkonen in the pitstops, with the four-time world champion denying the strategy was part of any plan from Ferrari to switch the order of its cars to benefit its title hopes.

The German's title rival Lewis Hamilton suggested Ferrari had favoured Vettel, and that it was clear it had chosen him as its lead driver in the championship fight.

When asked by Autosport if Ferrari had a policy that determined Vettel is the number one, Raikkonen said: "No, we don't have anything.

"But when it comes to that point in the season, when one guy has a chance and the other guy doesn't have chance, it's normal."

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