Raikkonen chasing Brazilian win

Thursday 22-November-2012 10:33

More than just finishing in Brazil to retain his 100 percent record, Kimi Raikkonen is eager to fight for the victory.

Raikkonen is the only driver to have finished every grand prix this campaign and the Finn has also scored in every one bar China where he was 14th.

It's an impressive record and one the Lotus driver is hoping to maintain in the season finale at Interlagos.

But more than the finish, Raikkonen is intent on spending the 71 laps racing towards the victory.

"I like racing, so it's good to be on track as much as possible; no-one likes ending a race early," he said.

"Our record shows that the team can build a reliable car and that I know how to drive it.

"The last round of the season means that it's the last chance to enjoy that feeling for some time. That's what a driver loves; to put a helmet on and go racing.

"Every time I get in the car I want to fight for victory and this is no different; I want to celebrate a good result with the team in Brazil.

"That would give the best feeling for the winter and also for next season."

The Interlagos circuit, home to the Brazilian GP, is a special place for Raikkonen as it is where he clinched his one and only Drivers' Championship title.

"There is no doubt about it; the greatest day of my career came at Interlagos when I won the World Championship in 2007 and that means I have very fond memories of this place.

"All in all it has been good to me. I have finished here every year since 2003 and been on the podium five times. Actually, in 2003 they gave the winners' trophy to me but afterwards it turned out I only got P2.

"I have lived some of the best moments of my life at this circuit, and that's something nobody can take away. That's why it is one of my favourite places to go back to."

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