Title fight becoming a tough challenge
Once again the Nurburgring has been a bitter experience for Kimi Raikkonen
, who had to retire in lap 35, when he had the possibility to win the race.
"From time to time it's really difficult to understand how hard motor sports
can be," Raikkonen said. "We had everything on our side for a perfect weekend, but we were unable to bring it to a conclusion. It was a real pity that I had to retire for the second time this year. We are not on the floor, but this does not make it any easier."
Raikkonen has 52 points on the board, 18 behind championship leader Lewis Hamilton, seven behind team-mate Felipe Massa.
"I don't know why, but it seems that the two German race tracks don't like me: although I must say that I really like to drive there, at the Nurburgring and also at Hockenheim! The gap from the top in the Drivers' championship remains unaltered, although there is one race less. But we have a real competitive car."
"The next race is in Hungary, where I started from the pole last year and two years ago I won ahead of the Ferrari with Michael. Now I'll try to chill out and relax a bit before the upcoming race at the Hungaroring. I'll still have another cause for celebration these days: it's the third anniversary of my marriage with Jenni."