MAY 10, 2001
Hakkinen still has belief
Hakkinen heads to Austria this weekend for the next round and has refused to accept that his title race is dead, despite a 32-point margin to leader Michael Schumacher.
"I have not lost my belief that I can win the World Championship," said Hakkinen. "I am looking forward to getting back to the racing in Austria.
"Over the past three years I've had a good record at the A1 Ring with three podium finishes, two as a winner."
Hakkinen's team-mate David Coulthard, meanwhile, has vowed to continue his record of finishing in the points in every race so far this season. It has been his best ever start to a campaign and he is second in the drivers' standings.
"I have finished in the top-six in every race so far this season and I intend to continue that consistency at the A1-Ring," said Coulthard. "We have to go to Austria and secure the desired result."