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Raikkonen looking to score a third consecutive win 12 Jul 2007

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari on the podium.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, British Grand Prix, Race, Silverstone, England, Sunday, 8 July 2007 Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4/22 leads Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari F2007.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, British Grand Prix, Race, Silverstone, England, Sunday, 8 July 2007 Race winner Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari F2007 celebrates at the end of the race.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, British Grand Prix, Race, Silverstone, England, Sunday, 8 July 2007

Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen is hoping he can replicate his recent wins in France and Britain when he heads to Germany next week for the European Grand Prix. Raikkonen, who is currently 18 points adrift of championship leader Lewis Hamilton, is confident he can keep his title challenge on track at the Nurburgring.

“It was great to win two races in a row: the team and I needed that,” the Finn explained to Ferrari’s official website. “Let's hope we can make a hat-trick: just like in Magny-Cours and in Silverstone. It's time to succeed. The second part of the championship has begun and you can see how the performance pendulum is easily swinging from one side to the other. Obviously I want it to stay on our side and that I continue to win”

After making a mistake during qualifying at Silverstone and surrendering pole to Hamilton, Raikkonen is determined to improve his qualifying form at the next event in Germany. The Finn last clinched P1 at the season-opener in Melbourne back in March.

“Yes, it really bothered me, that I was not on pole,” he commented. “We had an excellent strategy and the right pace, but I took the last corner too wide: you can make up some time with a line on the outside here but I exaggerated. It was my mistake and I have a hard time accepting errors like that. It was lucky that we didn't have to pay a price too high for that: it could have been easier for us, but in the end we made it.”

Before the Nurburging race, Raikkonen will head to this week’s multi-team test at Spa. He will take over driving duties from team mate Felipe Massa on Thursday.