Kimi Raikkonen is starting to believe he may be cursed after once again retiring from a grand prix in Germany.
The Finn has never had much luck in Germany, failing to finish races at both Hockenheim and the Nurburgring - and it wasn't any different last Sunday.
Starting the grand prix from ninth on the grid, Raikkonen had hoped for a solid points-finish but it wasn't to be as the Ferrari driver retired on lap 36.
"The curse that seems to follow me in Germany struck again. I finished both races, at the Hockenheim and at the Nürburgring, only a few times," he said.
"The points I could have gained would have made a difference in the Championship's outcome. On Sunday we had the chance for a good result, but I left empty handed: obviously I'm not lucky racing there."
As for his accident with Adrian Sutil, which destroyed any chance of the Force India driver scoring points, Raikkonen maintains that it was a racing incident.
"On lap 29 I collided with Sutil: he came out of the box while I was on my line; he tried to defend his position on the inside. The cars collided and he lost a bit of his front wing, while the side of mine was slightly damaged," he explained.
"With these wide wings it's quite easy to collide and break them. I went with Adrian to meet the stewards and we thought that it was a normal race accident, as indeed did the stewards."