Sunday in Brazil: “Now I have a trip to Istanbul”
It’s been a successful return to Formula 1 for the Iceman, and an eventful final race to cap off the season. Here’s what Kimi had to say after a highly entertaining Brazilian Grand Prix
Q: How was your last race of the season?
KR: It was a busy race and we didn’t have the pace we wanted all the time. There was certainly a lot going on. I went off at the last corner on lap 52 as I couldn’t see well with my visor being dirty and fogged up. Where I went off you can get back on the track by going through the support race pit lane, but you have to go through a gate. I know this as I did the same thing in 2001 and the gate was open that year. Somebody closed it this time. Next year I’ll make sure it’s open again.
Q: Have you met your expectations for the year?
KR: I didn’t really have any expectations for the year, so I think it’s been a pretty good season. We’ve had some good results and we’ve finished every race. Certainly from a race reliability perspective it’s been excellent. In terms of results, it could have been better, but it could have been an awful lot worse. Overall, I’m pretty happy.
Q: You finished every race and scored points in all but one: that’s a pretty impressive stat?
KR: I just tried to do my best and to score points of course you have to finish the race. We had a good car and I didn’t get involved in too many incidents with other people.
Q: What do you plan to do now?
KR: Well I now know I have a trip to Istanbul for the FIA season end awards. Other than that no plans really. Let’s see what happens.