Raikkonen vows to keep fighting

Kimi Raikkonen has vowed to keep fighting for the championship as long as he mathematically has a chance, no matter how slim.

Raikkonen s championship hopes were dealt a blow at Monza last weekend when he finished third behind the two McLarens of Alonso and Hamilton. The Finnish driver is now 18 points behind championship leader Hamilton with just four races of the season to go.

“We will fight as long as arithmetic allows us to,” Raikkonen said. “We can’t leave anything undone. We had a good test at Spa-Francorchamps last July and I am 100% fit in terms of physical fitness after the race, I took some painkillers and I relaxed a bit.”

“The next one is my preferred circuit. It s a wonderful place – I always loved to race there and I like the latest modifications of the track. There are some very fast and challenging corners where we could exploit some of the qualities of the F2007. We will give it everything to win I have been twice on the central step of the podium here at the last two races, and I want to get back there next Sunday.”