Kimi Raikkonen has hit back at claims only money motivates him to keep racing in F1.
After a two-year hiatus in world rallying in the wake of his Ferrari career, the phlegmatic Finn returned to the grid with Lotus last year, winning in Abu Dhabi and finishing a surprise third in the world championship. Read more... (132 words, estimated 32 secs reading time)
Kimi Raikkonen has been tipped to fight for pole in Australia next month, and the world championship in 2013.
“I am quite sure Kimi will fight for the championship,” fellow Finn Mika Salo, now a commentator for the MTV3 broadcaster, said. Read more... (123 words, estimated 30 secs reading time)
Lotus is happy to let Kimi Raikkonen just be himself, owner Gerard Lopez has revealed.
En route to his first victory since returning to F1 last year, the laconic Finn told his race engineer Simon Rennie in Abu Dhabi to “Just leave me alone, I know what I’m doing.” Lopez told Finland’s Turun Sanomat newspaper: “Kimi is Kimi. It was just what he felt at that moment. Read more... (213 words, estimated 51 secs reading time)
Kimi Raikkonen has split with his wife of eight years.
When a McLaren driver, the Finn married former Miss Scandinavia Jenni Dahlman in 2004. The Finnish entertainment magazine 7 Paivaa reports that they have split.
“It’s true, they have grown in different directions,” confirmed the now Lotus driver’s personal assistant Ridu Kuvaja, according to Finnish daily Ilta Sanomat. Read more... (102 words, estimated 24 secs reading time)
Mikko Hirvonen, the 2012 world rally championship runner up, believes countryman Kimi Raikkonen would have kept improving had he stayed in rallying.
Finn Raikkonen, F1′s 2007 world champion who has driven for top teams McLaren and Ferrari, finished the 2012 season in third place as he made his return to the sport. Read more... (189 words, estimated 45 secs reading time)
Kimi Raikkonen has clarified his aversion to sophisticated Formula One simulator technology, insisting he simply “learns nothing” at the computerised wheel. Read more... (181 words, estimated 43 secs reading time)
Kimi Raikkonen, undoubtedly F1′s most laid back driver, reportedly skipped Thursday’s proceedings at Interlagos.
Normally, drivers attend media and sponsor functions, meet with their engineers and walk the circuit at grand prix venues on the day before the official practice action kicks off. Read more... (115 words, estimated 28 secs reading time)
Kimi Raikkonen looks set to be the first driver since Nick Heidfeld in 2008 (BMW) to finish every race in a complete Formula One season. The Finn’s rare feat, delivering him an almost certain third in the drivers’ points standings, has coincided with his return to the sport with Lotus after a two-year rallying hiatus. Read more... (138 words, estimated 33 secs reading time)
Kimi Raikkonen may have been tired of his engineer’s radio messages, but he was also looking after his “brand” en route to Abu Dhabi victory.
That is the view of former F1 driver Alex Wurz, referring to Finn Raikkonen’s series of pit-to-car radio exchanges that culminated in the now-famous refrain ‘Leave me alone – I know what I’m doing’ as he added a win to his 2012 F1 comeback. Read more... (158 words, estimated 38 secs reading time)
Formula One teams have been instructed to pull their drivers into line, after world champion Sebastian Vettel and former title winner Kimi Raikkonen swore during their post-race podium interviews in Abu Dhabi last weekend.
Speaking to former driver David Coulthard for the ‘world feed’-broadcast new podium interviews at Yas Marina, Raikkonen said the word “sh*t” and Red Bull’s Vettel “f**k”. Read more... (152 words, estimated 36 secs reading time)