F1 2019: Kimi Raikkonen past the grid, Fernando Alonso Bathurst, Daniel Ricciardo

Kimi Raikkonen has grow to be infamous all through his profession for not giving any like to the media aspect of F1.

However the Finnish celebrity who is named the “Iceman” went into nice element about his peculiar technique he generally makes use of within the lead as much as races.

Drivers in F1 are extremely conditioned and after they’re not behind the wheel they are often discovered within the gymnasium retaining their physique in immaculate form.

Raikkonen nevertheless is a unique beast to the remainder of the pack and he isn’t hiding how he goes about his enterprise.

On the most recent F1 ‘Past the Grid’ podcast, Raikkonen detailed how partying has truly made him a greater driver.

“Clearly it’s been a joke usually,” Raikkonen stated about his partying status.

“However I truly suppose it’s extra true than a joke that I’ve usually been driving higher (after) doing no matter I would like between the races than if I’m simply not having enjoyable and drinks and stuff.”

media_cameraKimi isn’t your common F1 driver.

He actually put his technique to the take a look at again in 2013 after ending second the Bahrain Grand Prix, by occurring a 16-day bender.

The star sobered up earlier than getting again behind the wheel and finally ending second within the Spanish Grand Prix.

“There’s too many confirmed theories … that (you drive) higher (after you’ve had) a bit extra enjoyable,” says Raikkonen.

“That complete summer time was kind of racing and partying. It’s nothing new — for me it’s regular. Exterior it would look a bit bizarre, however for me, previously, it was a really regular story.

“I at all times thought that (it makes you) extra relaxed and you could put extra effort and focus in (on observe) since you’re a bit not sure. After which the tip consequence comes higher.”


Fernando Alonso has reached the top in F1 and since stepping away from the grid he’s made his presence felt in races across the globe.

However the subsequent step within the Spaniard filling up his trophy cupboard with hardwood from everywhere in the planet might see him behind the wheel in Australia.

The 2-time world champion is linked to Walkinshaw Andretti United via half proprietor Zak Brown, additionally the CEO of McLaren’s F1 group.

Any deal to see him drive across the well-known Bathurst observe would contain him driving a WAU entry in both one of many group’s two major automobiles.

“He stays very inquisitive about Bathurst. He desires to go and win all the massive races, and he considers Bathurst to be a kind of,” Brown stated.

“I don’t suppose you’ll see him in 2019 however I wouldn’t rule him out for the longer term.

“He’s ticked the 24 Hours of Daytona field now, and he considers Bathurst to be a significant sporting occasion.

“He thinks the automobiles are cool, he nearly had a go however we ran out of petrol. I wouldn’t be stunned to see him in one among our automobiles sooner or later.”

Initially printed as F1 star’s absurd partying admission