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Q&A - Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus

I think we will have a good relationship. I met him before Christmas and I raced against him in 2009. He seems a very nice and normal guy, so I don't see any problems there.

Q:
How is your fitness for Formula 1's challenges after two years rallying?

Kimi Raikkonen:
For sure, the G forces are different, but you get pretty good G forces in some tarmac rallies. The steering is probably a bit heavier in rallying too. You sit in different position and you use different muscles. Rallying overall is probably not as physically tough in short bursts like Formula 1 but it's pretty mentally tough as you spend the whole week for about 12 hours a day in a car driving. In this way rallying is much more tiring than Formula 1. The driving itself is more physical in Formula 1, but I'm looking forward to getting more sleep.

Q:
Lotus F1 Team is fighting to be back at the front, how can you help in this battle?

Kimi Raikkonen:
In my last year at Ferrari we weren't always at the front but I'm a good racer and I want to get to the front. Lotus started well last year and we hope that the new car will be strong.



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rakesh - Unregistered

February 05, 2012 7:04 PM

Q: Do you have anything to prove with your return? Kimi Raikkonen: I think people expect things from me, but as long as I know that I'm giving 100% and I'm happy with my driving then I'm happy. If those aspects are true and it's not enough, then it's not enough. A true racing driver answer , and this is why i am a fan of kimi.

JD002

February 05, 2012 10:27 PM

Q: How's your motivation? Kimi Raikkonen: There's always talk about my motivation, written by people who don't know me and couldn't have an idea on how strong my motivation is. If I didn't feel I had the motivation, I would stop. My feeling is that I probably drove some of my best races in my last season in Formula 1 and I was very happy with my performance. I've never had any issues with motivation. Thank you for clearing this up Kimi- "written by people who don't know me"



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