Belgian GP: Ferrari race notes

Seventh victory of the season, the fourth for Kimi Raikkonen. Today's is the fourteenth Ferrari win in the Belgian Grand Prix, number 199 out of 755 Grands Prix entered by the Scuderia. Kimi took his 13th win from 119 Formula 1 races: three of...

Seventh victory of the season, the fourth for Kimi Raikkonen. Today's is the fourteenth Ferrari win in the Belgian Grand Prix, number 199 out of 755 Grands Prix entered by the Scuderia. Kimi took his 13th win from 119 Formula 1 races: three of these wins, consecutively have come at Spa-Francorchamps. It is the second[*] one-two of the season for Ferrari, the seventy fifth in its history.

Jean Todt:

"Seventh win, the fourth with Kimi and the second one-two of the year. These are the numbers after a fantastic weekend and they come courtesy of all the work of a great team, which is working as one, united and motivated, while the drivers also did a great job. Also playing a key role as ever was the support of our technical and partners, such as Shell."

"Of course, with hindsight it is easy to say we should have more points to our name at this stage of the season. It is down to us to correct our mistakes and improve our strong points. This is the key, if we want to have a chance of winning the championships. There are three races to go and we will tackle them in the same spirit with the same approach as always, which means to say, with determination, passion and team spirit."

Kimi Raikkonen:

"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. 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."

Felipe Massa:

"It was a good race. I just had a bit of oversteer in the first stint but, at the stop we made a change to the front wing. The soft tyres worked very well and it might have been better to use them even for the first stint but you can only see things like that after the race. I am very happy for the team as we really wanted this one-two! Now, the situation in the championship is a bit better and we will continue to fight to the end, believe it!"

Luca Baldisserri:

"It was a great weekend. After a very close qualifying which saw us get both our cars on the front row, today we dominated the race. The F2007s worked really well, also thanks to the help of our technical partners, first and foremost Shell. The start was very important and then Kimi built up the gap in the first stint."

"Both drivers were exceptional, as was the whole team, both on the track and at home. Now we prepare for the last three races, starting with the Japanese Grand Prix, which takes place at a new venue. We will have to be as well prepared as possible to give it our utmost to try and repeat a day like today."

Kimi Raikkonen: 1st
1:20.39.066, 44 laps
Chassis: 262

Felipe Massa: 2nd
+4.695, 44 laps
Chassis: 263

-credit: ferrari

[*]Editor's note: it's actually the third one-two for Ferrari this season, the previous ones being France (Raikkonen, Massa) and Turkey (Massa, Raikkonen).

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Felipe Massa , Jean Todt , Luca Baldisserri
Teams Ferrari