Why Raikkonen refuses to quit F1

Why Raikkonen refuses to quit F1

Most world champion Formula 1 racers just wouldn't be interested if you asked them to swap a race-winning Ferrari seat for a drive with a midfield team who presently can't get anywhere near the podium. But, says EDD STRAW, Kimi Räikkönen isn't most racers...

"Racing. That's about it." Kimi Räikkönen is a straight-talking man. So his perfunctory explanation as to what convinced him to sign up for two more years in Formula 1 with midfield Sauber, having been dropped by Ferrari in favour of rising star Charles Leclerc, is characteristically to the point.

By the end of 2020, Räikkönen will be 41. He doesn't need the money, he doesn't need the hassle... and he has made it very clear that he doesn't need the media scrutiny. Yet his insatiable appetite for competition remains.

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