“We met a few times at airports, outside the paddock, in restaurants and even at parties. He is one of the drivers you can’t wait to see, especially after the races. He is someone you can talk to about different topics, he goes straight to the point “. Like this Fernando Alonso he underlined how pleasant it is to share convivial or at least unofficial moments together with Kimi Raikkonen. The Finnish driver born in 1979, the same age as Valentino Rossi, like the ‘Doctor’ will leave the Circus world champion at the end of the season which has now reached its final close and so it will be Fernando Alonso in 2022 to be the oldest driver on the starting grid.
“When you make your F1 debut, you don’t have a clear idea of what the future holds. Kimi and I have had exciting seasons in Formula 1, we have both been world champions, a result you can never be sure of when you enter this category. I am very happy to have shared so many years with him – the words of the two-time world champion at the wheel of the Renault guest of the podcast Beyond the grid – he is a great character for Formula 1 and we will miss him next year. It is honest and transparent, he wears the mask of the cold and taciturn person, but outside the circuits he is definitely ‘hot’. Only on those occasions do you know the real Kimi ”.
And still speaking of ‘masks’, the Alpine driver also underlined the fact that away from the cameras and microphones, he and Raikkonen could only see on several occasions how not all that glitters in F1 is gold: “We live in a bubble, we don’t have a normal life. We travel on airplanes with all the comforts, we stay in five-star hotels, but on Sunday evenings we are normal people. Kimi and I share several F1 ideas and tend to laugh at how sometimes this world becomes false“.
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