Some believe the Finnish veteran is right at the tail end of his pace and career, but Villeneuve thinks Raikkonen is actually driving well.
"Kimi has had a bit of bad luck, but at times he has been faster than Vettel," the French Canadian told Ilta Sanomat newspaper.
"Somehow it doesn't work out. He has a good qualifying but a bad race -- or the other way around," Villeneuve added.
"However, he has proved he can be as good as Vettel. They are the perfect combination," he added.
"I don't think we have seen a better Kimi. It seems that he is driving better than ever before in his career," said Villeneuve.
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