Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen has said that he doesn't want to get involved in the spy row between the Scuderia and his old team, McLaren-Mercedes.
Speaking on Thursday in the official pre-event FIA press conference for this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix, the eleventh round in the 2007 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the 'ice-man' added that, as far as he is concerned, they are not waiting to gain some advantage in any other way other than through beating McLaren on the track.
“I haven't really followed it too much apart from what I hear from other people and I don't really want to get involved, so it doesn't matter if I like it or not,” he stated. “What I think isn't going to change things so I just follow what happens and there are people who make decisions. I guess for everything there is a reason so we will see what happens in the future.
"For sure we are going to push as hard as we can to win races and fight for every victory, every point. That's the only way of racing. We are not waiting to gain some advantage in any other way. That is completely different story and we keep racing as before. So hopefully we can catch up.”
As for his own championship hopes, Kimi reiterated again that he is not giving up and that taking the drivers' crown this year is still very much a possibility: “I am not any further away from the leader than before the last race. We had a bad result but we didn't drop further away in the points.
“In the last race many things happened and suddenly some people gain many points on the leader and some people not. But there are still many races so we keep pushing and if we can keep the speed that we have had in the last five races I think still we have every chance.
“We know we can be fast. I think we have made some progress and we should be stronger than we were in Monaco, but we will really see tomorrow how the car works here. We've got some new parts from the test last week so I think they are going to help because it's quite bumpy here and we need to go over the kerbs, so hopefully it helps us.”