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Brake failure in Spa ends Raikkonen’s points run

August 25, 2013

SPA, Belgium (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen watched the end of the Belgian Grand Prix from the garage for once as his long points-scoring run ended at 27 races because of right brake failure.

He is arguably the most consistent driver in Formula One and it was a rare sight to see his car crawl back to the Lotus team compound.

It was the first time the 33-year-old Finn has failed to finish in 39 races and it cost him two places in the championship race, as he dropped to fourth overall.

Raikkonen, whose chances of repeating his 2007 F1 title appear remote with only eight races remaining, says “one day your luck has to run out.”

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