Kimi Raikkonen is determined to use victory in the Belgian Grand Prix as a springboard to mounting a late title challenge following a dominant display at Spa-Francorchamps.

His third consecutive win in Belgium, it was also Raikkonen's fourth victory of the season and one that slices five points off the gap to championship leader Lewis Hamilton and gets the margin down to 13 points.

Getting a good start from pole position, Raikkonen simply controlled the pace from the lights to the chequered flag to come home a comfortable winner, a victory that also led the team to their 75th 1-2 result and the 2007 constructors' title.

"A great day! I had some doubts about the car's handling after yesterday's qualifying, but everything went well. The car worked very well for the whole race: I was quick enough in the first part to control the race after that. It is nice to win here on my favourite track for the third time in a row.

With three races remaining, Raikkonen admits it is going to be difficult to overhaul both Hamilton and Alonso, but having proved imperious throughout the weekend, the Finn believes he can still wrestle the drivers' title off his rivals.

"Now we must continue to push. We are still a long way off in the championship but we are not giving up and we will keep going right to the very end of the championship."

 

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