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Lotus can't blame bad luck for lack of win - Raikkonen

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Kimi Raikkonen: "I don't really put too much emphasis on luck" © Sutton Images
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Kimi Raikkonen does not believe Lotus has been unlucky not to win a race this year, saying his team must look into cutting out mistakes.

Raikkonen has finished second twice this season, but has struggled to put together a completely trouble-free weekend. But rather than blame bad luck, Raikkonen said he and his team have to work harder to cut out mistakes and make the car more reliable.

"Luck has nothing to do with it," he said. "It's not lucky or unlucky if something goes wrong, it's clearly that we've done something wrong ourselves. If something breaks it's nothing to do with luck it's just that somewhere there has been a mistake or the part is not strong enough or something has been designed wrong. I don't really put too much emphasis on luck."

Raikkonen said that he would also look at areas in which he can improve.

"Usually it's a human error and it's the same if I make a mistake, it's not unlucky it's just my mistake. That's racing and we know that there are certain areas to improve and where I can improve and that is what we are here to do."