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Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thursday Press Conference - Hungary

Drivers - Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber), Paul di Resta (Force India), Valtteri Bottas (Williams), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus), Pastor Maldonado (Williams) PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Good afternoon. We’ll start with Lewis Hamilton. As a three-time winner here and a two-time pole-sitter, I think the heat is on, literally, here this weekend for you to try to make it four wins. Forty degrees ambient expected on Sunday, how much is that going to be a disadvantage to you and Mercedes? Lewis Hamilton: It’s good to see […]

Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013

China: Post-race press conference

DRIVERS: 1 – Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 2 - Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus), 3 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) PODIUM INTERVIEWS (Conducted by David Coulthard) Q: Fernando, congratulations. A fairly dominant victory in the end and your 31st victory, putting you fourth on the all-time list just behind Ayrton Senna. What does this one mean to you? Fernando Alonso: Well, hello everybody first of all and thank you for the support all weekend. Amazing fans all weekend and it’s very nice to race here. About the race: yes, […]

Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013

China: post-qualifying press conference

Drivers: 1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), 2 - Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus) and 3 - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) Q: Lewis, a fantastic, last-minute shoot-out for pole and you won it for your new team. Lewis Hamilton: Yeah, an incredible feeling, so happy to have our first pole for some time. I’m just ecstatic really. The lap was great. The team performed well all weekend so far and I hope that we can carry that into tomorrow. Q: And quite a margin too. LH: Yeah, really surprising […]

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thursday press conference: Malaysia

Reproduced with kind permission of the FIA Drivers - Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber), Valtteri Bottas (Williams), Giedo Van Der Garde (Caterham), Jules Bianchi (Marussia), Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus), Max Chilton (Marussia). Q: Kimi, great win for you and the team to start off with, in cold conditions. How do you and the team feel about being able to repeat that performance level in the heat of Malaysia? Kimi Raikkonen: We don’t know yet. Last year we were pretty good when it was hot and actually it was […]

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013

Q&A with Kimi Raikkonen

Conducted by Lotus F1 Team What are your thoughts heading into your second season with Lotus F1 Team? KR: I’m feeling pretty good. Last year was my return to Formula 1 and it went pretty well. This year will be my second with Lotus F1 Team and my eleventh season overall in Formula 1 so I’ve got a pretty good idea of what to expect. I’m sure it will be an exciting season and I’m sure there’ll be lots to talk about. For me, I […]

Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The 2012 words and wisdom of Kimi

Taking a look back at some of Kimi Raikkonen's memorable quotes in 2012

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012

United States Grand Prix: Thursday Press Conference

Thursday's Press Conference ahead of the United States Grand Prix

Posted on Sunday, November 4, 2012

Abu Dhabi post race press conference

PODIUM INTERVIEWS (Conducted by David Coulthard) Q. Kimi - your first victory since the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix. Tell us about your emotions at this time. Kimi RAIKKONEN: Not much really. Q. People want to know how amazing it is to win a grand prix. Tell us. KR: Last time you guys was giving me shit because I didn't really smile enough, so maybe this time again but I mean I'm very happy for the team – and myself – but mainly for the team. It's really […]

Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012

Australian GP drivers press conference

Transcript of the FIA drivers press conference on Thursday featuring Charles Pic (Marussia), Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus), Daniel Ricciardo (Toro Rosso), Jenson Button (McLaren), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) and Mark Webber (Red Bull). Charles, it’s looking like a pretty tough initiation for you into Formula One with no testing of the new car, brand new car tomorrow. Tell us what your thoughts are. Charles PIC: Yes, we have had not so much driving but we made an ad day in Silverstone for the shakedown and everything […]

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Raikkonen: I can't wait to get back behind the wheel

Kimi, it has been three weeks since you were confirmed as a Lotus Renault GP driver for the 2012 season. How have you found the reaction to your F1 return? KR: I have been surprised at how big the reaction has been so I guess people must have missed me! What has been the best moment so far? KR: Sebastian Vettel’s impersonation of me at the Autosport awards! No, seriously, my two visits to Enstone have been great. The first one, at the team’s Christmas […]