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Kimi Raikkonen has counted himself as one of the contenders for the title this year despite not having won a single race this season.
The Lotus driver is currently fifth in the standings, 48 points behind championship leader Fernando Alonso, but sees no reason why he can’t close the gap and catch up soon.
"I have almost as good a chance as anybody else," Raikkonen was quoted saying by Autosport. "I don't see that I have any better chance and I probably have the worst chance from the five guys (in contention).
“But apart from Alonso the rest are pretty close to each other and there are also many points to be won,” he pointed out.
"(Alonso) has quite a big gap in the points but there are many points still on the table," the Finn reckoned. "Any of us only needs to have a bad race and it's going drop you out of a few positions.
"Every race is important, but until we don't have any chance then we'll keep pushing,” he added.