Russia

Last Race: 12th Oct Russia

Russia GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Valtteri Bottas

Raikkonen: We will try

Thursday 4th October 2012

Share:

Raikkonen: We will try

Raikkonen: We will try

Kimi Raikkonen says he won't give up on this year's title despite falling behind his rivals in recent grands prix.

Although the Lotus driver held onto third place in the Drivers' Championship in Singapore, it was a difficult outing for the Finn.

Raikkonen failed to make it into the pole position shoot-out but did recover to finish sixth. However, that meant he lost ground to Fernando Alonso as the Ferrari driver was third.

"I think we've fallen off a little bit from the guys; the others have improved," Raikkonen told ESPNF1.

"We have some small parts - new parts - here so hopefully it will get us back more where we were being before. But I think we have to try to do the best over the weekend here and hopefully then for Korea we should get bigger improvements so if that works we should improve a bit more so we'll see."

As for the Championship, the 2007 title holder is trailing Alonso by 45 points with six races remaining.

"We are already behind so somehow you have to manage to get more points than the guy leading the Championship," he said.

"I don't care if there's someone who passes us in the points (standings), if you can reduce the gap to the front that's the main thing right now. The last two races we haven't been able to do it, so hopefully we can do it here."

Pressed as to whether he believed he could still win the title, the Finn said: "We will try.

"There's quite a few races left and we just have to improve the car and hopefully the next few races will put us more in a better position and we'll go from there.

"If we could win (the title) I don't care how it comes; if we win it we win it and that's it.

"Right now it doesn't look very good but we've been in worse situations and we keep trying. So as long as we have a small chance we keep trying and hopefully we can improve a bit."

Putting In A Practice Run

Editor's Picks

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Jenson Button says he would have no problem partnering Fernando Alonso at McLaren as "nothing scares" him...

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Sporting rumours should always be taken with a pinch of salt, but F1 has proven time and time again that where there's smoke, there's fire...

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...

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

The Russian Grand Prix was a great event but a poor race, thanks to Pirelli's failure to do basic research...