ROBERT KUBICA has dismissed Kimi Raikkonen’s claim the Formula One world title race has now become a three-horse affair.
Earlier this week reigning world champion Raikkonen suggested the championship was between himself, Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa and current leader Lewis Hamilton, with eight points separating the trio.
Since his maiden victory in Canada which propelled him to the top of the standings, Kubica has endured a lean run of late, picking up just seven points from his last four races.
It means the Pole is now 13 points adrift of Hamilton heading into this Sunday’s European Grand Prix at the newly-built street circuit around Valencia’s marina.
Although BMW Sauber have failed to match the pace of development set by McLaren and Ferrari in recent weeks, Kubica is refusing to rule himself out just yet.
“I’m trying, as always, to do the maximum I can, to score as many points as possible,” responded Kubica.
“Lately, we’ve been behind Ferrari and McLaren compared to where we were at the beginning of the season.
“So the job has become harder, especially as Toyota have recently been quicker than us, whilst Renault have also been very close.
“If I had the quickest car then I would say yes, I am still in it, because everything can all change very quickly.
“I hope things will improve this weekend, and if not then it will be difficult.
“But whilst there is a chance then I will try. If it doesn’t work out then I’ll still be happy because I will have achieved my goals and targets this season.
“From a driver point of view, you know if you can do any more or not.
“If you are pushing your skills and car performance to the limit, you can do no more, and that’s the most important thing for me.”