Kimi Raikkonen F1: The former World Champion had a good race today at the Italian GP in Monza, but ultimately ended 13th.
Kimi Raikkonen’s Alfa Romeo was in the top three for a considerable time after the race re-start. But a string of drivers raced past him to disappoint him with a no points finish. But Kimi is optimistic of their performance in the last few races.
“Of course we would all be happier if the results were a little better. Sometimes it’s more difficult, sometimes less, but that’s the way racing is and you have to accept it. You can’t think there are only good times.”
“I like to race and the fun now is trying to improve. Obviously we would like to be better, but we are not giving up. We have improved a bit in the last two races, so at least we are going in the right direction.”
The Alfa Romeos of Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi have a long way to go this season. The Italian team is currently only doing better than Williams, who are massively struggling.
Raikkonen to break Rubens Barichello’s record
Kimi Raikkonen will reach Rubens Barrichello’s all-time record for race starts in the Russian GP at Sochi later this month. However, Raikkonen, in his trademark style says it means nothing to him.
“I don’t even know if it will be in Sochi or the Nurburgring. If no one had said anything I wouldn’t have even the slightest idea about it. I never look at numbers and honestly at the moment it means nothing to me.”
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Will Kimi Raikkonen retire at the end of this season?
Kimi answered the million-dollar question of his retirement by suggesting he wants to carry on. He also plans set with his family post-retirement whenever that happens. It is up to Alfa Romeo now to decide if they want to give another season to the legendary driver.
“I haven’t thought about it. I don’t know when I will stop.”
“When I do I will stay with my family. I don’t know if I will do some other racing, but certainly I will do some karting with my son. And I will take my wife on her honeymoon – I always told her I would after I quit, and she is still waiting.”
It remains to be seen if Raikkonen is racing in Formula 1 next season. What is certain is that he will go down as one of the great ever in F1.