Kimi Raikkonen raced back into title contention with a second-place finish at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Kimi Raikkonen raced back into title contention with a second-place finish at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.

The McLaren driver now has 70 points, just two behind drivers’ race leader Michael Schumacher. It was his fifth second place of the season. He went through a tough period recently, only scoring 15 points in six races.

"I'm very happy with today's result as we have closed the gap in the world championship significantly. At the start I initially tried to go on the outside of Rubens, but he closed the gap, so I went on the inside and managed to gain three places, and after the first couple of laps I was third,” the Finn said.

"I lost quite a lot time stuck behind Webber which allowed Alonso to open up a gap and after that there was nothing I could do. The car was the best it's been all weekend and everybody in the team has been working very hard.

"I'm looking forward to the last three races, and I know we will give it 100 per cent and I can't wait."

Team-mate David Coulthard finished fifth. "I made a good start and was able to gain three places. Apart from that, the 70 laps were rather uneventful and were all about keeping the guys with less fuel behind me," said Coulthard.