Kimi on podiums, parties and power units

Michelle Foster


Don’t expect to see many F1 drivers at Kimi Raikkonen’s retirement party as he has made it clear he’ll only invite his friends.

As to who in the paddock can count themselves on that list, he isn’t saying.

This year’s championship could be Raikkonen’s last in Formula 1 with the Alfa Romeo driver conceding that if he is no longer enjoying the racing, he’ll walk away.

There won’t, however, be many F1 drivers at that farewell party.

In a wide-ranging interview with Infobae, the slightly reformed party animal was asked which drivers he would invite to a party.

He replied: “I don’t think I’d invite many. I would probably only invite my friends.”

If there is one thing we all love about the Finn it is his straight talking.

If he doesn’t like it, he lets you know.

Seems he wasn’t very impressed with his third place at the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix, a race in which he admitted he expected to do better.

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His face on the podium said it all.

“It’s hard to say, it’s just me and I react as I feel at the time,” he said when he was asked why he looks so serious on the podium. “There’s no point in pretending or being fake.”

And on that note Raikkonen was asked about his favourite engine, the V10, V8 or V6.

In Kimi fashion he responded: “I don’t care.

“Each engine formula has its own characteristics and it’s up to the drivers to make the most of it.”

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