Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen is undoubtedly one of the funniest drivers on the Formula One grid, without even trying. Earlier, the Alfa Romeo team posted a video where Raikkonen was discussing his music tastes. He revealed that he likes listening to Finnish music, but has not particular preference.
He then went on the speak about himself listening to music during the driver’s parade ahead of each race. That was when he revealed his little secret, where he simply plugs in his earphones. It gives off the impression that he was listening to music and nobody should talk to him.
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Interestingly, a number of athletes often listen to music as it ‘gets them in the zone’. Needless to say, it definitely got Kimi Raikkonen in the zone, as he finished in the points. The Finnish veteran ended the French Grand Prix in 7th place after Daniel Ricciardo was penalised.
Speaking after the race, he said, “I was a bit disappointed to miss out on Q3 yesterday, but we knew it would be much better to start on different tyres than the softs, and so it was. I didn’t make the best start but luckily I didn’t lose too much on the straight and I could fight back in the next few corners.”
“We were in a strong position after the start, on the hard tyres, but I had to hold back Hulkenberg the whole race. It was a great battle with the Renaults for most of the afternoon and in the end I was able to catch up with the cars in front. The last few laps were very intense and it was good fun.”
“It’s really good that we could fight against other cars in the midfield and be up there. We had the speed and we got a good result in the end.”