Raikkonen Still Confident of Title

Kimi Raikkonen has refused to concede that his World Championship ambitions are over for this year, despite his retirement from last weekend's San Marino Grand Prix seeing him lose further ground to Fernando Alonso

Raikkonen Still Confident of Title

The Finn had been comfortably leading at Imola when he suffered a broken driveshaft, forcing him out of the race and allowing Alonso to drive on to his third consecutive victory. That result leaves Raikkonen 29 points behind Alonso.

But despite that points deficit, Raikkonen is adamant that there is enough time for him to close down the gap.

Speaking in this week's Autosport magazine, Raikkonen said: "I know it is a big gap, but I know by my own experience how you can lose it very quickly. If the Championship leader retires on a day that you get a good result, the situation can suddenly become totally different.

"There are so many races left it is a waste of time to worry about the points gap right now. When we get some more speed out of the car and get a few good results, let's see what happens if it's suddenly the other Renault that has some bad luck.
 
"People think Ferrari can do it. Why not us too?"

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