Raikkonen not bitter about 2005

Kimi Raikkonen has said he is not going to waste any time wondering about what might have been this season after seeing rivals Renault dominate the campaign

Raikkonen not bitter about 2005

The Finn's chances of grabbing the drivers' crown were dashed by reliability issues, even though his McLaren MP4-20 was the class of the field for much of the season.

But despite having a car that was clearly able to win the title, Raikkonen has said he is not going to worry about his missed opportunities this season - and instead is going to focus on the future.

"It's racing, I'm not bitter about it," he said in an interview on the official Formula One website.
 
"We wanted to win the titles, and we fought hard and produced some great racing and victories, but this year it didn't happen. My congratulations go to Fernando (Alonso) and Renault and we are looking forward to next year."

When asked what he would have done differently if he could start the season over again, Raikkonen added: "There is no point in looking back, I only look forward.

"Of course we wanted to win the championships and that didn't happen, but it was a good fight for the whole season. I won seven races, and Juan Pablo (Montoya) took three, which shows how competitive we were as a team."

Raikkonen is planning to have a two-month break from activities before returning to the Formula One cockpit in testing in January.

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