Retired F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen revealed his true feelings regarding F1, saying that there are a lot of things about the sport that he hated.
Raikkonen left the sport after a long and illustrious career. He won the world championship in 2007, drove for the best teams in the business, took many wins and podiums and impressed one and all with his pace and racecraft.
The Iceman also gained the reputation of not being a driver a minced his words. He said things exactly as he saw them, and as is the case with his latest statement, political correctness may not be his strong suit.
Raikkonen revealed his true feelings regarding F1, saying that he wasn’t a fan of many aspects of the sport.
“There are so many things that are making no sense, at least in my head, what happens here,” the Finn said as quoted by Motorsport.com.
“All kinds of bulls**t that goes around. We know it, but nobody says it. Things that I don’t think that even should be.”
Load of crap
“A lot of things are such fake things in here. It’s good to be out. Mentally, it’s very good to be out of all of that bulls**t for a while,” the former Alfa Romeo driver explained.
“Money, for sure, money has changed (things), like any sport, the more money you put in, the more politics.
“In general, in any country, there are games that people never know until you are inside the whole thing. You probably know this.
“For sure money plays a big part, and power. I guess people want to have power, this and that. I think there would be a lot of good politicians that would do well in actual politics!” he concluded.