While Antonio Giovinazzi has badly digested his ousting from Alfa Romeo, Kimi Räikkönen, who will also leave the team at the end of the year, is delighted that it is over: the motivation of the Finn is far from being at its highest this weekend in Saudi Arabia and he can’t wait to enjoy his free time!
So when we ask him if he is full of emotion at the idea of quitting sport soon, Kimi Räikkönen does Kimi Räikkönen…
“No, why would I be emotional about it?” “
“I can’t wait, I’m happy it’s over soon, so nothing sad, nothing bad. I think that it’s good. “
Is Kimi Räikkönen so tired of F1 that he will stop watching Grands Prix on TV next year?
“I’m sure not, but probably… I’m sure I’ll see a few, Grands Prix. “
“I don’t really know, but we’ll see what happens. I doubt I’ll put an alarm clock to make sure I don’t miss it but I’m sure I’ll see a few. “
It was thought that Alfa Romeo and Kimi Räikkönen were going to leave each other on bad terms, but the party organized by the team, in the presence of Kimi Räikkönen and his family, in Hinwil, seemed to be a hit with everyone.
“It was great, it was nice to see all the people. “
“This is the last time I’m going, so I went with the family and stayed for a while, saw the people and signed quite a few things for them!” But it was good, it was good. “
We almost forget that there are still two Grands Prix to go for Kimi Räikkönen … Obviously, he remains little talkative about the Saudi event.
“Like any race, we try to do as well as possible. “
“It’s a new track and we’ll see what happens, we’ll do the usual things and hopefully get a good result and have fun along the way! “