Kimi Raikkonen has set his sights on a third straight victory at Spa-Francorchamps after sneaking to pole position for the 2007 Belgian Grand Prix.

Raikkonen's record around the circuit is unrivalled by anyone else on the grid and after storming to his third pole position of the season in qualifying, he has taken a significant step closer to making that a hat-trick.

Even so, Raikkonen was not entirely satisfied with his car, even hinting at a problem with the rear-end of his Ferrari during his first flying lap during the shootout.

Nonetheless, the issue did nothing to halt the Finn's charge on his final attempt, his stunning first sector time that placed him almost three tenths up on anyone else enough to keep him ahead to the end of the lap, Raikkonen eventually keeping team-mate Felipe Massa at bay by 17 hundredths of a second.

"Obviously, I am happy with this pole position, obtained on one of my favourite tracks and also happy with the overall result for the team. On my first run in Q3, the car was very good but I felt something was not quite right with the rear end on my in lap. Apparently everything was okay and so we decided to continue with the second run.

"Even if it wasn't perfect, it was still good enough to improve and take pole. The balance of the car was good right from this morning. Usually, we are quicker in the race than in qualifying. Tomorrow we will try and do our best to get a good result."

 

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