Kimi Raikkonen says he and Ferrari will keep pushing to the end of the season after a dismal United States Grand Prix race day that left him outside the top ten.

The Finn had started in eighth position, but despite a positive start, suffered with tyre degradation issues throughout on the medium compound as his Ferrari developed handling issues.

Forcing him to make an earlier stop than planned, the former champion would cross the line in 13th position, a lap down on the leaders. Despite the negative result, he insists he won't let this demotivate him for the final two races.

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"This weekend was very complicated and again in the race, I wasn't able to give my maximum. Up to the first stop, the car behaved well, but after fitting the Mediums the situation got tricky, with higher degradation than expected, so I lacked grip and after a few laps I began to have problems with the front end.

"I tried to save the tyres in any way possible, slowing in some parts of the track and turning into the corners, but even so I had to take on a set of Softs earlier than expected, which meant I had to make a third stop in the closing stages.

"Now we will continue to work to try and solve our problems. It won't be easy, but we won't give up all the way to the end of the last race."