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Fisichella: I could have won

Giancarlo Fisichella believes he could have won the Belgian Grand Prix after scoring an historic second place finish for the Force India team.

The 36-year-old Italian, who started the race at Spa from pole position, raced eventual winner Kimi Raikkonen throughout the 44 lap event and reckons his was the faster car.

"Of course, obviously it is great result for us," he said afterwards. "The important target was to score even some points, and finish second with eight points is a great day, but actually you know I was quicker than Kimi.

"He could overtake just because of KERS at the beginning of the race and it is a little bit sad for that because I was quicker than him. I was keeping his pace, even behind his car, we did exactly the same strategy race because I finished second.

"Just one second from the leader which is a great result for us but actually we could have won the race."

After scoring his best result since the 2005 Japanese Grand Prix, Fisichella still refused to be drawn on speculation linking him to the second Ferrari seat at Monza: "That is just rumours, as I told you yesterday, I was just concentrated to do this race which has been a fantastic weekend for me.

"I think tomorrow I will concentrate on Monza with a Force India overall, that is all I can say."

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