Raikkonen not interested in Schumacher record

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Kimi Raikkonen had a predictable reaction to being told he had equaled Michael Schumacher’s record for most consecutive F1 points finishes:

“I don’t care about that. I care about scoring the points, but not about any records.”

Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix was Raikkonen’s 24th consecutive race in the points, a streak which began at last year’s Bahrain Grand Prix.

“It’s been a bad weekend, but at least we scored a few points,” Raikkonen added. After beginning the year with a win the Lotus driver has scored just three points in the last two races and fallen to third in the championship, 44 points behind leader Vettel.

“My race didn’t start very well and then my brakes were fading with the pedal going soft, similar to the problem we had on Friday,” he explained.

“It wasn’t ideal but at least the brakes were good enough to slow me down for the corners. Unfortunately though it meant I lost a lot of time and wasn’t able to attack, plus we lost a few seconds in the pit stop which obviously didn’t help either.

“Most of my race was just following the cars in front and defending from those behind, so not the most enjoyable day nor the most enjoyable result.”

Video highlights from Sunday’s Dakar Rally Stage 8: Bikes, Cars, Quads, Trucks

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Sunday’s Stage 8 of the Dakar Rally brought the race into the final country it will compete in, Argentina.

Monday’s Stage 9 was cancelled after bad weather made course conditions impassible for racing. Stage 10 picks up Tuesday morning. The overall Rally ends Saturday.

Here’s some of Sunday’s key video highlights:

BIKES

Antoine Meo wins Stage 8.

QUADS 

Simon Vitse wins Stage 8.

CARS

Stephane Peterhansel wins Stage 8.

TRUCKS

Dmitry Sotnikov wins Stage 8.