Kimi Raikkonen Quotes

Last Modified Aug 28, 2018 01:35 GMT

Kimi Raikkonen is one of most loved and famous F1 drivers for his quotes during interviews and radio conversations with his race engineers during the Grand Prix. Here is a list of the best Raikkonen quotes from the past.


Brazilian Grand Prix 2006

Martin Brundle: “Kimi, you missed the presentation by Pele.”

Kimi : “Yeah.”

Martin: “Will you get over it?”

Kimi: “Yeah. I was having a shit.”


Team radio/ Race Engineer - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2012.

"Leave me alone, I know what I'm doing"



Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2017.

Kimi: “Suddenly the steering wheel was in my hands. I tried to put it back on, but it was too late. I was just wondering where I was going to end up.”



Canadian Grand Prix 2008

Kimi: ”If there’s a red light when you leave the pitlane you have to stop. Then some wooden eye [ Lewis Hamilton] crashes into you and breaks the car.”


About learning Italian, as it's a tradition for all Ferrari drivers

Kimi: ”I’m not going to a language school to learn Italian, that’s not what I came to do at Ferrari.”

About Michael Schumacher:

Kimi: “He doesn’t come and tell us drivers anything. And at least I don’t need his advice.”

Ferrari's party

Kimi: “Ferrari’s own parties are the nicest. There are all the crew and their children. I don’t know exactly what I will do there. Maybe I will be Santa. Other parties are official and boring.


The Speed in F1

Interviewer: “How does it feels to drive at 300 km/h?”

Kimi: “It feels normal.”


What do you love about F1?

Kimi: “Driving is the only thing I love about F1.”

On his qualifying position

Interviewer: “Kimi, what’s the 5th grid place like?”

Kimi: “It’s the 5th grid place.”


Start of the race

Interviewer: “What is your feeling before the race?”

Kimi: “It’s alright.”


Constructor Championship ?

Kimi: “The Constructor’s Championship doesn’t really mean anything to me.”


Ferrari Formula One driver Finland's Kim



When asked about how his yellow flag affected the other drivers:

Kimi: “I don’t care what happened to the others.”


What is Kimi excited about

Interviewer: “The most exciting moment during the race weekend?”

Kimi: “I think so it’s the race start, always.”

Interviewer: “The most boring?”

Kimi: “Now.”


On F1 simulators?

Kimi: “Others can sit in the simulators if they want. I´m here to drive.”


On his F1 helmet?

Interviewer: “The helmet has a special meaning for many drivers. How important is it to you?”

Kimi: “It protects my head.”


When asked if he's concerned about his public image

Kimi: ”I’m not interested in what people think about me. I’m not Michael Schumacher.”


About is former F1 boss

Interviewer: “What kind of a relationship do you have with Peter Sauber?”

Kimi: “He is my boss.”


On skipping the F1 prize giving ceremony

Kimi: “I’d rather be probably out of second and third place so I don’t have to go to the prize-giving.”


Bored?

Interviewer: “Is it true that sometimes you’re bored in the car?”

Kimi: “Only when I am in front by a country mile, like in Melbourne last year. Then you are thinking about other things or you’re playing with the buttons on the steering wheel.”


Music Preference

Interviewer: What is on your I-Pod?

Kimi: Mostly Finnish music, all sorts. You wouldn’t know, so it doesn’t matter what I say.


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