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.”
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.”
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?”
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.”
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.