Story Tools

Raikkonen: A different life to 2007

Friday 26th October 2012

Share:

Raikkonen: A different life to 2007

Raikkonen: A different life to 2007

Kimi Raikkonen has ruled out the prospect of a 2007-style late-season surge to title-winning glory for him and his Lotus team.

He said this season's four-race finale starting with this weekend's Indian Grand Prix offered an entirely different proposition to 2007 when he won the last two races and stole the title for Ferrari.

He added that he was not ruling out a repeat but said he was being realistic about his hopes and dreams.

Raikkonen, who leapfrogged both Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton to take the title in 2007, said: "Of course, we have a chance still, but it is a different life to 2007.

"Then, we had a car (in 2007) we knew we could win all the races and right now we are not the fastest car so we need more help to really win it.

"But we will keep trying and hopefully we can achieve it. We try until there is no chance, but it is a different situation.

"If we can improve in the next few races then we will see what happens..."

His Lotus team have made a big push with new upgraded parts for their cars this weekend and both Raikkonen and under-fire team-mate Frenchman Romain Grosjean will run with upgraded exhausts and front wings.

Gallery: Race Day In Hungary

Editor's Picks

Winners & Losers: Germany

Winners & Losers: Germany

Not the best result, but Daniel Ricciardo drove the finest race of his F1 career on a storming afternoon at Hockenheim...

Ferrari Must Cut Kimi Losses

Ferrari Must Cut Kimi Losses

There appears to be a sense of déjà vu for Ferrari since the return of Kimi Raikkonen, and perhaps it's time for the team to cut their losses...

Team-Mate Wars: British GP

Team-Mate Wars: British GP

Daniil Kvyat is bossing his more experienced team-mate, unlike Kevin Magnussen. Fernando Alonso still has the biggest margin...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...