Raikkonen reveals the difference between Ferrari and Alfa Romeo careers
Kimi Raikkonen reckons that there isn’t much difference between performing for Ferrari and performing for Alfa Romeo in Formula 1, apart from perhaps enjoying more racing duels as the midfield battle is closer than that at the front.
Last year, it was announced that the Finn would be leaving Ferrari after ten years or service, with Charles Leclerc coming in to replace him to partner Sebastian Vettel.
As part of the deal for Leclerc, Raikkonen would go back to the team in which he started his career, Sauber (now Alfa Romeo).
He insists that not much has changed in terms of how he wants to race, but is motivated by the midfield battles with the likes of McLaren, Racing Point, Renault, and Haas.
"I think you see more exciting fights in quite a few races because the teams are in the middle bracket close to each other,” he said.
“At least there have been some catch-up actions this year - but overall, the side of working hasn't changed.
"I think the work itself is no different. Basically, I do the same things, it doesn't matter which team you're in.
“For racing, I think there were some good duels. If it's like in Monaco, then you are even stuck in front of someone, because despite some good duels it is not a good circuit for racing. I would not say that much has changed."
Raikkonen has enjoyed a relatively solid start to the 2019 season, as he is 11th in the drivers’ championship after the opening seven races.
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