Kimi Raikkonen Q&A

Kimi Raikkonen was eliminated from the German Grand Prix in a multiple pile-up involving him, Rubens Barrichello and Ralf Schumacher. His McLaren-Mercedes was badly damaged in the accident and the Finn was taken to the Hockenheim medical centre, shaken up and nursing a bruised leg. No doubt he was cursing the lost opportunity to score points over championship leader Micheal Schumacher on a circuit that suited McLaren and Williams' Michelin tyres, so it must have been with some relief that he saw Schumacher's Ferrari crawling back to the pits with a deflated rear tyre on the TV screens. The championship still wide open

Kimi Raikkonen Q&A



"I made a very good start and went basically straight on the outside. I got past both of the cars and then suddenly something hit on the rear, and I just went straight off."



"I think so, because Rubens wouldn't have come so close to me. I guess Ralf did a stupid move and tried to block him. I was on the outside and in front of them a little bit already. We didn't have anywhere to go anymore."



"It doesn't change anything. It doesn't matter who's to blame, but at least I'm not taking the blame because I didn't do anything wrong. What can you do? It just happened and it doesn't change anything when you blame someone."



"It was the only good thing for us today..."



"We're still in the chase. OK, it makes our life more difficult, but what can you do.



"We lost one place but we're only a couple of points behind Montoya. OK, we lost two points to Michael again, but hopefully we can gain it back."

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