Italy Preview Quotes: McLaren
Kimi Raikkonen: "I am looking forward to getting back to racing at the Italian Grand Prix this week following the result at Hungary, which has totally closed-up the Drivers' Championship. The whole team is working very hard and will be giving 100 per cent for the rest of the season. The last three races of the year are going to be very exciting and they all take place at good circuits. Monza is a great high speed challenge and is a fun track to drive. The main features of the circuit are the bumps, the quick chicanes and the long, fast straights. These characteristics mean we run with very low downforce, so you will see very small wings on the cars at Monza. This means we can reach top speeds of 220mph / 350km/h along the main straight. There is usually an incident at the start of the race as the grid blasts along the wide start-finish straight at these speeds and then brakes sharply for the right Rettifilo Chicane, so hopefully we will qualify well to avoid this!"
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