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Raikkonen hoping for win at 'favourite' circuit
Friday 29th June 2012, 17:52 by Ryan Wood
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Kimi Raikkonen admits he's been left disappointed so far in 2012 after failing to win a race, despite coming so close on a number of occasions.
The Finn, who returned to the sport this year after a two year absence, says the recent good form coming from the Lotus camp has left him wanting more after his Valencia podium last weekend.
"If you asked me before the start of the season whether I would be happy with podiums I would have said yes, but now I've had some good results, I want more," admitted the 32-year-old.
"In the last few races the results haven't been as strong as I've wanted. We've finished well but I'm disappointed not to have a win yet. We just have to get everything together and I'm sure it can come."
Raikkonen is hoping to do exactly that at Silverstone next weekend, a circuit he described as his favourite on the calendar.
"When I first raced there it was my real favourite. It's so fast and demanding which makes it very challenging. The corners really flow and it's all about long, sweeping high-speed corners and high downforce levels. Somehow it has been a good circuit for me since the very beginning. It will be interesting to see how the new section changes a lap, but I'm sure I'll learn it very quickly.
"When you win in Silverstone, it gives such a good feeling. You have to get everything exactly right. I won there in Formula Renault and then with Ferrari in 2007. It would be fantastic to win again there, especially with the factory just down the road. I'm sure we would have some fantastic celebrations," he concluded.