Raikko­nen Warns Cham­pion Hamil­ton

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LON­DON (Dis­patches) - Kimi Raikko­nen con­grat­u­lated Lewis Hamil­ton on his fifth world ti­tle, but warned him that Fer­rari are go­ing all out to stop Mer­cedes com­plet­ing a For­mula One cham­pi­onship dou­ble at this week­end’s Brazil­ian Grand Prix.

The Sauber-bound Finn con­ceded that Fer­rari are not in a strong po­si­tion –- they trail Mer­cedes by 55 points in the con­struc­tors’ stand­ings with two races to go –- but made it clear they will not be giv­ing up.

“Ob­vi­ously, we’re not in a good po­si­tion, but we’re still in it and we’ll do our best... We’re try­ing to win,” he told re­porters.

Raikko­nen, who fa­mously won the driv­ers’ ti­tle for Fer­rari in Brazil in 2007, said that Hamil­ton de­served to win this year’s crown and rejected the idea that his Fer­rari team-mate Se­bas­tian Vet­tel had lost it through team and in­di­vid­ual er­rors.

“For sure he won it,” he said. “Who­ever has the most points has won it. In the end, if you ask 10 peo­ple, they all have dif­fer­ent views how it’s been won or lost.

“It makes no dif­fer­ence... He won it. Fair play and con­grat­u­la­tions to him.”

He added that it was more im­por­tant for the team to suc­ceed in the con­struc­tors’ cham­pi­onship.

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