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Why Kimi ate that ice-cream…

Source: f1pulse.com

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Kimi Raikkonen insists that his motivation to compete in Formula 1 is on a high despite his stint at Ferrari towards the end where the Finn seemed disinterested in the sport.

Raikkonen had made his exit from F1 at the end of the 2009 season, amid speculation that he wasn’t motivated enough to continue.

One such example emerged when he was seen busy enjoying an ice cream in the garage at the Malaysian Grand Prix, during his final year at the Italian team, after the race was stopped due to a heavy downpour.

“What can you do if the team tells you that your car is broken because they have an issue with it. That you cannot race even if I asked that I want to race,” Raikkonen revealed in an interview featured on the Official F1 2012 Season Review (watch here).

“People try to make a lot of bullshit for nothing. I mean there was absolutely normal thing to eat the ice-cream,” he explained.

The episode, however, became famous with his current team banking on its popularity last year, when Kimi treated journalists in the media centre at Sepang with a Magnum stick.

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2 responses

  1. Leonardo

    Just look how thin Kimi was back in 2009. He certainly has filled out now; or should I rather say he’s ‘beefed up’ for 2013.

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    February 18, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    • Kimi’s training regime for 2009 was intense – he did a lot of hard work to get that thin because of the KERS system which was first introduced for the 2009 season. He was still so committed to his job after Ferrari betrayed him and the F1 media criticised him so much, saying he wasn’t motivated bla bla bla. Idiots.

      Kimi obviously put on weight after leaving F1 but he did train during his rally seasons. Now that has got the comeback done and dusted, his training must be tougher for 2013, hence the beefy look at the moment. His neck is huge lol

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      February 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm

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