Raikkonen: I’m only here for racing, all the other bulls**t I can do without
30 April, 2012
Apr.30 (GMM) Comeback world champion Kimi Raikkonen insists that he is “not interested” in F1 – except for the cars, and winning – but the rest he can do without.
Asked by a reporter for Bild am Sonntag newspaper if the Iceman might remove his sunglasses for an interview, 2007 world champion Raikkonen replied simply: “No.”
“No. I’m only here for racing,” said Raikkonen. “All the other bullsh#t I can do without. If you took away the cars from F1, I would not be there.”
At the end of his fourth race since returning to F1 from rallying, the 32-year-old was back on the podium in Bahrain.
“It’s not going too bad,” he said. “I like what I’m doing, that’s enough. I don’t care if someone says whether I’m doing it well or not.
“Still, it’s disappointing when you’re only second. Who knows what’s going to happen at the next race,” the Lotus driver added.
Just after leaving F1 at the end of 2009, Raikkonen said he disliked everything about the sport – except the cars. Nothing has changed.
“F1 plays no role in my personal life. I have a real life! I think for many people, their life is F1. For me it’s not.”