Kimi Raikkonen out of title hunt

Kimi Raikkonen’s battle with Robert Kubica was fought over more than just second place. Raikkonen was fighting to keep his championship hopes alive – and he lost.

Raikkonen is 21 points behind Lewis Hamilton with 20 left to be won this year. Thus his chances of retaining the crown he won in 2007 are over.

That means whichever of the remaining contenders wins the title this year – Hamilton, Felipe Massa or Robert Kubica – it will be a first time champion, and the 29th different title winner in the sport’s 59-year history.

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24 comments on Kimi Raikkonen out of title hunt

  1. “For 30 Million a year he should be ashamed to be dusted each and every race by Massa.”

    Every race?!? Austrailia? Sepang? Spa? France? Silverstone? Canada? Singapore? Fuji?

  2. Nick how can you forget Spanish GP?

  3. Terry Fabulous said on 13th October 2008, 22:26

    @ Nick

    Ok Fair call, that was a bold exaggeration!

    But I still make the point… Massa has been the more valuable driver this year in a red car.

  4. Taimur said on 14th October 2008, 16:42

    I was so sure that he would regain the title this year. But not to be I guess. His qualifying problems have been strange and difficult to justify.

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