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Raikkonen not seeking F1 replacement

Raikkonen not seeking F1 replacement

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Raikkonen not seeking F1 replacement

Raikkonen not seeking F1 replacement

Kimi Raikkonen has insisted he sees no need to replace the thrill of F1 when he retires from the sport at the end of the season.

In Abu Dhabi, Raikkonen will bring an end to a career that started in 2001 and yielded a world drivers' title in 2007.

As with any sporting career, the adrenaline of competition can be difficult to replace and none more so than F1 with the high-speed thrills that are attached to the sport.

Asked how he would replace the rush of driving an F1 car, Raikkonen replied: "I don't think I have to replace it.

"In many ways, it is a very normal thing that we do. For me, I have done it for many years so it is not like it is any different than driving a car in many ways.

"Obviously, when you have a long break and you try an F1 car again it feels fast but then this kind of gets a very normal thing.

"If you go off in the wrong place you feel the speed. I guess there are many other things I do that are much more scary in my life."

"At home with the kids can be exciting sometimes, you never know. I try to motocross when I can and more often I feel more scared there than here but I don't know.

"It is a very normal thing for us. Is it exciting? What is exciting? F1, for us, it feels normal. For sure, after some break, it feels fast."


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