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Last Updated: Monday, 12 September 2005, 08:08 GMT 09:08 UK
McLaren clinging on to title hope
Kimi Raikkonen and Ron Dennis
McLaren boss Ron Dennis refuses to believe that the Formula One drivers' title is out of reach just yet.

With just three races left, Renault's Fernando Alonso leads Kimi Raikkonen by 25 points, despite the McLaren driver winning Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.

Alonso could seal the title in Brazil in two weeks if he wins six points.

But Dennis said: "It's not over. It's just more difficult. I wouldn't wish anything on anybody, but Alonso could slip over in the bath, couldn't he?"

I don't feel frustration with the past. We did everything we thought was right in the early races
McLaren boss Ron Dennis
McLaren are faring better in the constructors' championship, with Renault topping the standings by just six points.

The team would have overtaken Renault on Sunday had Juan Pablo Montoya not crashed out late on at Spa-Francorchamps.

Dennis added: "To leave here leading the constructors' championship and being a little bit closer on the drivers' title would have been great for us and also great for Formula One.

"Eight races out of 11 we have won. That is normally a season which has seen both team and driver dominate both championships."

Dennis is now looking for solace in the final three races in Brazil, Japan and China.

"Our target is to win the remaining races and if we can come out of the season with a few more race wins we will feel quite good about ourselves," he said.

"I don't feel frustration with the past. We did everything we thought was right in the early races but Alonso got a points advantage which has allowed him to cruise a little bit. It's not over."


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