The unexpected motivation behind Raikkonen's 'hobby'

The unexpected motivation behind Raikkonen's 'hobby'

Kimi Raikkonen revealed ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix that he sees Formula 1 as more of a hobby now, which he says has made it more enjoyable again. His performances since joining Alfa Romeo prove this attitude has him back at his best

Word has it that before Kimi Raikkonen surprised everyone by referring to Formula 1 as a "hobby" ahead of last weekend's Chinese Grand Prix, the 2007 world champion struck fear into a senior member of his Alfa Romeo team by saying the same thing.

It was not that they felt Raikkonen was not taking his post-Ferrari F1 career seriously, it was the image it would project: 'You can't say that, it seems like you're saying you're on holiday!'

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