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F1 Hungarian GP: Raikkonen: It hurts to finish second

Kimi Raikkonen: I don't see a reason to be sad, but it does hurt when you finish second or third, but that doesn't mean we'll give up and not try
Kimi Raikkonen has revealed Ferrari is 'suffering' as its winless streak continues ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix, but says he is committed to turning its fortunes around.

The Finn, who put pen to paper on a new deal with Ferrari at the British Grand Prix, is currently third in the overall standings but his season has otherwise been defined by Ferrari's failure to mount a convincing challenge against the dominant Mercedes.

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Indeed, though Raikkonen himself has already achieved more podiums in 2016 than he did last year, Ferrari's failure to land a win this year has left the team 'disappointed'.

Nonetheless, while Raikkonen says it 'hurts' to finish second, he insists he is committed to diverting his energies into helping Ferrari close the margin to Mercedes.

“I'm sure we're all disappointed; we're all suffering when we're not winning but it doesn't help. No one has given up because we're not there we want to be, we're not here to walk away from the issues.

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“It's very rare you are in a position where you go into every weekend knowing you'll finish first or second, that's a very fortunate place to be and we're not there.

“Even those teams that are in such a position will keep fighting and improving their cars. I don't see a reason to be sad, but it does hurt when you finish second or third, but that doesn't mean we'll give up and not try. I don't see a point to be sad or not positive but we are not where we should be.”

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