Raikkonen will have no trouble replacing the adrenaline rush of F1 | F1only.fr


With only six races to go before putting a definitive end to his long F1 career, Finland’s Kimi Raikkonen does not think he has any difficulty replacing the thrill and adrenaline that Formula drivers can experience. 1.

Assuming he can start those six remaining races, Kimi Raikkonen will extend his record for the most Grand Prix started in F1 history to 349 after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. When asked how ‘Iceman’ was going to replace adrenaline after retirement, the Alfa Romeo driver replied: “I don’t think I have to replace that. « 

“It’s something normal that we do, at least for me. I’ve been doing this for many years, so it’s not that different from driving a car. Obviously when you have fights [en piste] or if you go to a wrong place you feel the speed but i guess there are a lot of other things i can do that are scarier. « 

Asked what kind of exciting activities he could do when he is no longer piloting, Raikkonen replied: “Obviously, at home with the kids it can be quite exciting sometimes. « 

« I try to do Motocross when I can, and most of the time I’m more scared there than here [en F1]. Formula 1 is normal for us. Is it exciting? What is exciting? It’s totally normal for us to drive… Obviously, when you have a long break and you drive an F1 again for the first time, it feels fast, but it kind of becomes a very normal thing. « 

This weekend, Formula 1 sets its bags in Texas for the United States Grand Prix on the Austin track, where Raikkonen clinched his last F1 victory in 2018 behind the wheel of a Ferrari.

“I have good memories at COTA. «  he explains. “Of course that’s where I got my last win, but once I’m in the car it doesn’t matter anymore. We know we have to do everything right if we are to come away with something from the race, and that starts on Friday. »

 » We had two races [en Russie et en Turquie] conditions were changing and we had to react to them, now let’s see what the weekend in America has to offer and where we end up. « 

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