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While the drivers' trophy is effectively a two-man race, Kimi Raikkonen has yet to give up.
He acknowledged he was disappointed with his seventh-place finish in India and said he still felt the team could win a race. The Finn has had three second-place finishes and three third-places in his first year back in Formula 1.
"I guess we still have a chance so we keep pushing," he said. "It's very unlikely that they (Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso) will not finish any races and we will win the rest. I don't really see this happening but you never know. I mean we will try to do the best we can in all the races and score as many points as we can, get some podiums."
For his part, McLaren's Lewis Hamilton has shifted his attention to the constructors' championship now that he and his teammate Jenson Button are out of the title chase.
Since announcing in September he would replace Michael Schumacher at Mercedes next year, Hamilton has not had a podium finish. But he said he remained committed to helping McLaren win the title.
"I've just been focused on trying to get this constructors' championship for the team and try and get the maximum we can," he said. "In theory it's still possible for us to win and so all guns blazing for that."