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Why Raikkonen refuses to quit Formula 1

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Why Raikkonen refuses to quit Formula 1
Edd Straw
By: Edd Straw
Nov 2, 2018, 10:45 AM

Most world champion Formula 1 racers just wouldn't be interested if you asked them to swap a race-winning Ferrari for a drive with a midfield team. But Kimi Raikkonen isn’t most racers...

"Racing. That's about it." Kimi Raikkonen is a straight-talking man. So his perfunctory explanation as to what convinced him to sign up for two more years in Formula 1 with midfield Sauber, having been dropped by Ferrari in favour of rising star Charles Leclerc, is characteristically to the point

By the end of 2020, Raikkonen will be 41. He doesn't need the money, he doesn't need the hassle... and he has made it very clear that he doesn't need the media scrutiny. Yet his insatiable appetite for competition remains.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen Shop Now
Teams Ferrari Shop Now , Sauber
Author Edd Straw
Article type Special feature