Formula One News » F1 2013 β Raikkonen looking for 5th Spa win Posted on 21/08/2013
Kimi Raikkonen is aiming for his 5th win at Spa this weekend as he knows a win is vital if he is to close the gap to Sebastian Vettel and become the 2013 Formula One world champion.
In a Q&A with his Lotus team, Raikkonen said βI am now back in second which was a good way to enter the summer break. I finished ahead of Seb [Vettel] in Hungary so obviously scored more points than him there. To beat him, we need to be winning races and if we keep finishing second like weβve done many times this year itβs probably not going to be enough for the championship, but you never know what might happen.β
β[Well,] obviously I keep making my life difficult on Saturdays in qualifying so then we pay a price, but we still have a good car in the race. Now we have tyres that are a little bit different we have to understand exactly how to use them. We made progress in Budapest so it should be easier in Spa, but that will be the same for everyone. To win, itβs always better to be starting near the front.”
When asked why he performs so well at Spa Kimi added βSometimes there are certain circuits where everything seems to run smoothly, and then there are other circuits where I have no luck at all. Of course, we will do our very best to win this race. I have been on the top step of the podium a few times at Spa and I want to be there again.β