As many points as we can - Raikkonen

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Kimi Raikkonen was in the FIA Press Conference this afternoon and the first question he faced did not have anything to do with this weekend, but was aimed at a completely different event he will tackle in the summer break, namely the world championship Rally of Finland, better known as “The Thousand Lakes.”

“I think it will be a completely different thing to what I have done before, “ began Raikkonen. “I have done a few rallies but it is like club races compared to the Finland Rally. I will just go there and have fun and hopefully we are going to make it to the end and that would be nice.”

Back to his “day job” and Kimi explained what was different on the F60 for this weekend. “My car has some new stuff. A new front wing from what we had in the last race and we also have some new floor parts and a rear wing. Hopefully it will help us. This circuit is more like Monaco and the car seemed to be working pretty well there, so hopefully we can have a bit better weekend than the last one.” As to the Hungaroring itself, the Finn said he enjoyed the challenge. “It is quite a nice circuit. For driving it is quite a good challenge. It is not easy to get the car right here but for the racing it can easily get a bit boring. It is a bit more like Monaco though here it is slightly easier to overtake but you need to be quite a bit faster than the guy in front of you to get past him. We will see how it goes but it is a nice place to come.” After making the most of KERS at the start of the last race, the Ferrari man thinks it will also come in useful here. “If you get a good run out of the last corner, then definitely the KERS will help you. On the start it will help you as it is quite a long straight before the first corner. Sure we will find out some advantage with the KERS and anyhow with that we always seem to be faster, so for us it is only a good thing.”

As for ambitions for the rest of this tough season, Kimi was realistic about the team/’s potential. “I think the team target is to try to finish in third place in the championship. I think that’s what we’re aiming for. For myself, I will try to win as many points as I can, as many good results as we can and that’s all we can try to do.”