Kimi Raikkonen Quotes

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.”


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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