Raikkonen: "Of course, I will never become a commentator, that seems clear to me"
By Robert McGillivray 08 October 2020 | 06:33
Kimi Raikkonen sees no future as a commentator after his time in Formula 1. The Finn, who can become the record holder in Germany with the most Formula 1 starts, says at Motorsport that he hardly looked at the Grands Prix in his time outside the royal class. Only if it was 'by chance' on TV.
"If someone were to ask me how many races I have driven, I really wouldn't know", the Alfa Romeo driver begins. "I never watched that. Of course people talk about it, but most records are broken anyway". Raikkonen says he doesn't drive in Formula 1 because he wants to race as many races as possible, but because he likes it.
If the 40-year-old decides to quit next season, we'll probably never see him in Formula 1 again. "When I stopped (in 2010, ed.) to go rallying, I barely looked at Formula 1," he says. "I was at the Monaco Grand Prix, but I didn't get anything at all. Only from Formula 2 in the morning when I got out of the pub".
Raikkonen: "I won't be there if I don't have anything to work for"
Whether the Finn will join Alfa Romeo next season is not yet known, but he makes it clear that he does not have a bad feeling about Formula 1. "But I won't be there if I don't have anything to achieve," he says. "And of course I will never become a commentator, that seems clear to me." (Photo: Alfa Romeo Racing)
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