Archive for October 22, 2012

Kimi: I feel like I was never away

Source: Times of India

Three years away from Formula One, but it seems as if Kimi Raikkonen never left F1. Those crisp one-liners and the brilliance behind the wheel – he has lost none of it.

The ‘Iceman’ is the one of two drivers – the other being Red Bull’s Mark Webber – who hasn’t got a DNF (Did Not Finish) to his name this season. And more importantly, Kimi has quietly crept up to third in the drivers’ standing, and looks quite well entrenched in that spot.

So, has F1 changed in any way during the time he was away? The Lotus driver doesn’t think much has changed.

“I didn’t race for two seasons. Of course, there are some people in different uniforms, but you get that every year anyway! There are some additional buttons on the steering wheel, but that’s it. It was like I was never away,” Kimi told TOI, ahead of next Sunday’s Airtel Indian Grand Prix. (more…)