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Räikkönen won't give up on championship yet - Kimi says it's not over until he's mathematically out of it

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Today is the 10th September 2008 and this is F1Minute.

Räikkönen has admitted that his championship campaign isn’t looking very bright at the moment, but that he won’t stop fighting until he’s actually out of it. The Finn hasn’t won a race since the Spanish Grand Prix, and now trails three drivers in the championship, but remains optimistic. He says: “My position is not ideal but that doesn't mean I'll give up. I will fight until the very end." Räikkönen also says it would be good to get a win this weekend, in front of the team’s home crowd.

Elsewhere today, Gerhard Berger has admitted that the jury is still out on whether Bourdais will retain his seat for 2009. The Toro Rosso boss says that he is still watching Bourdais closely, but his recent improved form has been good. Berger says that the driver isn’t really lacking in speed, as recent outings have shown, but that he just doesn’t have the confidence yet. The team also confirmed that they have extended the deal with Ferrari to supply engines, although we don’t know how long for.

That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.