Kimi admits title chances fading

Thu, 2 August 2007, 01:02

Kimi Raikkonen has admitted that another race out of the points could leave him unable to mount a challenge for the 2007 drivers’ title.

The Finn, dominant until the rain-hit race day at the Nurburgring two weeks ago and winner of the previous two rounds before that, retired from the recent European grand prix with a broken hydraulics system aboard his Ferrari car.

Raikkonen, 28, is now 18 points behind championship leader Lewis Hamilton with seven races left to run.

Ahead of this weekend’s Hungarian grand prix, he said: “The only way for me to make up ground is to finish ahead of all the other three drivers who compete for the title.

“I’m more or less in the same situation as I was at the Nurburgring, but it’s clear that I can’t allow myself another race without points.”

Raikkonen insists, however, that it’s not over quite yet.

“I archived the European GP already,” he said. “I don’t want to talk about it anymore.

“What is for sure is that I will not come to Hungary as someone defeated. Not at all.”

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