Kimi Raikkonen Quotes :
Place 38: Night before the race
Q: What do you do in the night before the race?
A: I sleep!
Place 37: Funny newspapers
What the papers write about me afterwards makes me laugh.
Place 36: F1 driving is boring sometimes
Q: Is it true that sometimes you’re bored in the car?
KR: Only when I am in front by a country mile, like in Melbourne last year. Then you are thinking about other things or you’re playing with the buttons on the steering wheel. Then I suddenly missed a breaking point. This year unfortunately we haven’t had such race.
Place 35: The silly press
Formula 1 would be a paradise without the media.
Place 34: Learning Italian?
Kimi at the Ferrari event 2007: I’m not going to a language school to learn Italian, that’s not what I came to do at Ferrari.
Place 33: Army service
If the army would be voluntary I wouldn’t go there.
Place 32: Donut at Belgium GP
On question about his donuts at the end of the last year’s Belgium Grand Prix, his reply was: “I lost it!”
Place 31: Just racing
Driving is the only thing I love about F1.
Place 30: Wrong ERA
My life would be much easier had I been a F1-driver in the 70’s with the guys. I was definitely born in the wrong ERA.
Place 29: The important helmet
Q: The helmet has a special meaning for many drivers. How important is it to you?
KR: It protects my head.
Place 28: You have to listen!
Q: Would you go to any other team than Ferrari?
KR: Probably not.
Q: Definitely not?
KR: I said probably not.
Place 27: Why Kimi became a race-driver and not an icehockey-player
I have decided to do motorsports because I don´t have to get up there so early in the morning.
Place 26: Interviews are so …boring!
Q: The most exciting moment during the race weekend?
KR: I think it’s the race start, always.
Q: The most boring?
Place 25: New strategy?
Kimi seems to have a new strategy to get rid of the journalists:”Ah, go and interview Mikko Leppilampi. He likes to talk.”
Place 24: Just 5th place…
Q: Kimi, what’s the 5th grid place like?
KR: It’s the 5th grid place.
Place 23: There is no willingness to talk
Kimi makes clear that the mean press doesn´t belong to one of his favorite conversation partners. (Thursday before the first race of the Saison)
KR: Come back tomorrow. I have still holidays today.
Place 22: Finnish music
Q: What is on your I-Pod?
KR: Mostly Finnish music, all sorts. You wouldn’t know, so it doesn’t matter what I say.
Place 21: A bit mad?
Q: Are you satisfied with the result? (Kimi again failed to score any point)
KR: Do you think I am?
Place 20: Sauber, the boss
Q: What kind of relationship do you have with Peter Sauber? Is he a father figure or godfather?
KR: He is my boss.
Place 19: He really doesn´t know??
Q: What´s about your new Tattoo? Is it permanently?
KR: I don´t know.
Place 18: Is Kimi lazy?
Q: Kimi, how is the cooperation in the Team. Do you get along with everyone?
KR: Yeah it´s fine. But they have a much harder time with me than I with anyone else.
Q: What do you mean?
KR: I am a bit lazy sometimes.
Place 17: Alonso doesn´t matter
Räikkönen isn’t affected by Alonso’s mental games. “I couldn’t care less what that man thinks!”
Place 16: Kimi disagree with Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton said that winning his first race felt better than having sex. Kimi´s reply to that was: “Maybe he never had sex.”
Place 15: What Kimi makes flip out
Q: Kimi, have you ever got angry about anything, and jumped up and down and shouted?
KR: Yeah, many times but of course you’re not happy if you retire or something but I guess it mostly happens more in normal life than in racing.
Q: Can you give us examples?
KR: No, not really.
Q: What are the kind of things that make you angry in normal life, as you say?
KR: If you keep asking questions like those.
Place 14: A very precise statement
Kimi tells about the track conditions at the new Formula 1 circuit in Singapore:” It is narrow in some places, wide at the other – it depends on where you are.”
Place 13: Evening without Jenni
Kimi Räikkönen on the question whether he likes it when his wife accompanied him to the races:” Yes, without her the evening in the hotel room is so boring.”
Place 12: Kimi is worried about overlapping
Q: What advice would you give to the rookies Nico Rosberg and Scott Speed?
KR: I hope that they are good in making room!
Place 11: Dancing is not his thing
Kimi on finish Independence-Day Party at the President’s castle: “I think I will skip the dancing part. Maybe someone else dances with Jenni if she wants.”
Place 10: Kimi´s stay in Canada
Q: Kimi, how you spent the days here in Canada before the GP in Montreal?
KR: I arrived here on Tuesday. So I was here yesterday.
Place 9: Italian?? Nothing for Kimi
An Italian interviewer tries to get Kimi to say something in Italian.
KR: You can talk Italian if you want to.
Place 8: What a logical ritual
Q: Do you have any special rituals when the helmet is concerned like many other drivers have?
KR: I wipe it, so that I can see better.
Place 7: Hoisted with their own petard
Q: Gossip Media asks how have you prepared for the Saison?
KR: I usually get to read from your magazines what I have done.
Place 6: Schumi wants to be well represented? Kimi thinks yes!
I’m not interested in what people think about me. I’m not Michael Schumacher.
Place 5: Without words
Q: What makes TAG Heuer (Kimi´s main-sponsor) so special?
KR: It’s ok.
Place 4: About whom he is talking here?
Kimi answered a question about his lack of emotion after winning a grand prix.
KR: It’s not my style. Yeah, winning feels good, but I’m not the type of guy who jumps up and down and rubs it in everyone’s face.
Place 3: Things you can do in Finland
Well, in summer there’s fishing and shagging. And in winter the fishing is bad.
Place 2: Kimi´s extraordinary hobby
Q: Kimi, do you have any hobbies?
KR: I collect walnuts.
Place 1: The classic
Q: Kimi Räikkönen doesn’t seem interested in the proceedings going on up there. Kimi, you missed the presentation by Pele.
Q: Will you get over it?
KR: Yeah. I was having a shit.