“Not the End of the World” – Kimi Raikkonen With a Hilarious Answer on His Workout Regime

Published 02/24/2021, 11:33 AM EST
SOCHI, RUSSIA – Kimi Raikkonen of Alfa Romeo talks in the Drivers Press Conference ahead. F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen is the old ‘young’ guy on the F1 paddock. Despite him being very mentally agile, he knows that age will eventually catch up to him. So, to counter the rigors of F1, he will need to come up with innovative ways to keep fit. As such, he explained his off-season training in a feature for Alfa Romeo.

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Other than being the oldest active F1 driver at the moment, he is well known for his short and curt answers in the media. Kimi the ‘Iceman’ has developed quite a bit of a cult following because of his sassy answers, and so, when asked about his training regimen, he replied in his usual manner.

The offseason training regimen of Kimi Raikkonen

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In an interview with Alfa Romeo, he was asked about his emphasis on incorporating winter sports into his offseason training.

He said, “No, not really. Obviously, every year the preparation varies a little bit depending on the weather conditions, any teamwork we may have to do that might require more traveling. My plan really depends on these different factors.

“I mostly do things that feel good for me and they are very similar every year. I don’t have a fixed schedule, there are no big plans made in advance.”

He also added that he trains because he wants to, not because he has to. He said, “I enjoy training, but if one day I feel that I do not want to train, I will train the next day. It’s not the end of the world!”

The Iceman’s expectations for 2021

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The Finn will be embarking on his third season with Alfa Romeo. He didn’t have a great 2020 season as he garnered only four points. However, he’s done as well as could be expected at what is essentially a lower mid-table team.

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – SEPTEMBER 18: Kimi Raikkonen speaks on stage at the Richard Mille – RM 50-04 Kimi Raikkonen Launch on September 18, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images for Richard Mille)

The 41-year-old will definitely want to improve upon his performance in 2020. He will probably get a better car for 2021, which will, hopefully, allow him to finish his sunset years with a bang.

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Ashish Thomas is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having followed motorsports since age 5, Ashish holds an enviable knowledge of F1 history. Ashish holds extensive experience in sports writing, having previously worked for SportsQuest and Fansided.

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