Raikkonen drawing motivation from '07 season

Friday 19th October 2012, 14:34 by TF1T Staff 

Lotus F1 Team, LAT Photographic

Kimi Raikkonen is drawing on his experiences from 2007 when he won his championship against all odds, despite going into the final race of the season in third place behind Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso.

The Finn remains motivated and says he will continue to push for the title from third place, some 48 points behind leader Sebastian Vettel, because "anything is possible."

"We have to keep working hard and keep a high level of motivation," said the Lotus driver. "Personally I feel my own motivation is very high - like it has always been. I'm keen to get the best results I can.

"In 2007 the championship wasn't decided until the last race so anything is possible. Let's see what happens," he added.

Raikkonen isn't setting any targets for the final four races.

"There's no point setting targets; we just need to keep working as hard as we can to score strong points and see what happens from there. In terms of the championship, the gap to Sebastian is quite big now so it will be very difficult to catch him, but we'll keep pushing all the way."

LATEST NEWS

CHINESE GP | GALLERY

The best photos from the Chinese GP

FERRARI

Raikkonen: 'Result f**k all to do with motivation'

RED BULL

Ricciardo doesn't want conflict as Vettel ignores team

CHINESE GP | RACE

Hamilton overshadows Rosberg in Mercedes 1-2

F1 NEWS

Red Bull's Total fuel causing sensor failures - FIA

F1 NEWS

McLaren to launch legal action against Red Bull