Kimi Raikkonen was left to dwell on his slight mistake out of the final corner in qualifying for the British Grand Prix, the Finn admitting it was probably enough to deny him pole position.

Nonetheless, Raikkonen will start on the front row of the grid after a thrilling session in which he seemed to have done enough to deny any other pretenders to the top spot following a scintillating pace in the first two sectors.

However, the Finn ran slightly wide coming out of Luffield as he attempted to get the power down and instead ran over the grass, potentially costing him the tenth he needed to deny Lewis Hamilton his stunning home pole.

"I can't hide my disappointment," he admitted. "I made a mistake at the exit of the final corner on my second run in Q3. I finished up slightly on the grass and lost traction, which cost me a lot, cost me too much time. But it's not worth spending too long thinking about it. What's done is done and it cannot be changed."

Still, Raikkonen is remaining focused on the race ahead, pointing out the F2007's pace over long runs in practice have put Ferrari in good stead. In the short term however, Raikkonen knows he needs as good a start as he had in France...

"Now we only have to concentrate on the race. Clearly, starting on the dirty side of the track is not exactly an advantage but we know we have a good pace over a long run. A lot will depend on the start and the strategy worked out by the team. It's not over yet. We will do our best to bring home the best result possible."

 

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