Vasseur on the qualities that Kimi brings to Alfa Romeo

Mark Scott
Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo

Kimi Raikkonen was left craving one more set of soft tyres after finishing P14 in the Spanish Grand Prix

Alfa Romeo boss, Frederic Vasseur, has given an insight into the qualities that Kimi Raikkonen brings to the Formula 1 team.

A World Champion, and one of the highest-earning drivers in Formula 1 history, Raikkonen’s place as one of the sport’s all-time greats will be firmly cemented when he does decide to hang up the helmet and gloves.

But, aged 40, Raikkonen is still going strong and has shown no proper indication as of yet that he is ready to call it a day.

Whilst he continues to race, he continues to bring an awful lot to the Alfa Romeo team.

“Kimi doesn’t need the money and he doesn’t race for money,” Vasseur said via Canal Plus, according to

“He just wants to have fun and show that he is still capable of performing well.

“He is equally aware that he can hardly win any more grands prix, but evidently his pleasure also involves seeing the evolution of the team, which is what I was looking for as a manager.

“I wanted someone with us who wanted to take part in the development of the team.

“He has immense experience both in terms of racing and of high level teams. He has competed for some big names. For me it is a big plus.”

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