Raikkonen Revives Title Hopes

McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen revived his Formula One title hopes on Sunday by winning the Hungarian Grand Prix while Renault's Championship leader Fernando Alonso failed to score

Raikkonen Revives Title Hopes

The Finn's fourth win of the year cut the Spaniard's advantage to 26 points and made up for last weekend's German Grand Prix agony, where he retired while leading to hand victory to Alonso.

Alonso was 11th, his worst finish of the year so far, after an afternoon of hard labour prompted by a brush on the first corner of the race with Ralf Schumacher.

"It looks better now than after the last race but it's just unlucky that we always seem to throw away 10 points and then he (Alonso) gets it and the next race we get it back," said Raikkonen.

"We are just going backwards and forwards the whole time. But there are still six races to go and if we can do this kind of result and maybe something happens to him we can still fight for the Championship.

"That's what we're going to do."

McLaren cut Renault's lead in the Constructors' Championship to 12 points but their hopes of a one-two finish died when Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya retired with a suspected broken driveshaft while leading after 41 of the 70 laps.

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