Why Raikkonen is going rallying

Why Raikkonen is going rallying

"Rallying is very relaxed - there's much, much less politics and bull**** than F1" - it looks like Formula 1 defector Kimi Raikkonen will enjoy life in the World Rally Championship

Kimi Raikkonen has never cared much for the baggage that comes with being a grand prix driver: the interviews, the press conferences and the various public relations commitments.

During five years at McLaren and another three at Ferrari he walked a tightrope of political correctness, preferring not to say very much at all rather than trot out soundbites that might come back to haunt him.

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