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Raikkonen spin cost me, says Alonso

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Formula One championship leader Fernando Alonso was left cursing his luck Saturday after a late spin by Kimi Raikkonen cost him the chance to set a competitive qualifying time at the Japanese Grand Prix. 

Formula One championship leader Fernando Alonso was left cursing his luck after a late spin by Kimi Raikkonen cost him the chance to set a competitive qualifying time at the Japanese Grand Prix.

The Ferrari driver, who has a 29-point lead as he seeks his third world title, said he had to slow down on his final flying lap in Saturday's qualifying session because of the yellow flags at Spoon curve, where Raikkonen had lost control of his Lotus.

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