No Looking Back for Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen has vowed not to waste any time looking back on the mistakes made by McLaren this season that almost certainly cost him a decent chance of the World Championship

No Looking Back for Raikkonen

The Finn has been plagued by mechanical problems and, although his MP4-20 is widely believed to be the fastest car this year, that speed was not enough to stop Fernando Alonso grabbing the world title in his more reliable Renault.

But although the problems cost Raikkonen victories in several races, he has said that his focus now is purely on the future and making sure they do not happen again.

"We will try to win the last two races for the team and try to win the team championship, but there's no point in worrying about the problems we had because it's not going to change anything," he said.

"It wasn't perfect for me, or for the team, but unfortunately those things happen in racing and we will try to minimise them for the future."

Despite his views on what has happened this year, Raikkonen could not hide his disappointment at finally losing the crown - although admitted that some of the hurt had been eased by the fact that he was already so far behind Alonso heading into the Brazilian race.

"Of course it is disappointing not to be fighting for the championship any more but we realised there were not that many races to go and we needed to have really good luck to win it, so it is not really so disappointing.

"This is never nice but congratulations to Fernando to win it and he definitely deserved it."

When asked about his views of Alonso a World Champion, Raikkonen said: "Like I said already before, he definitely deserves it. Whoever has the most points at the end of the season or before the end of the season deserves it and I don't have anything bad about it.

"We lost it this year and now we try to win it next year, so for him and for Renault it was a good year."

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