Raikkonen says F1’s politics now ridiculous

The retiring Kimi Raikkonen’s parting shot at Formula 1 is that the off-track political “nonsense” has now entered “ridiculous” territory. “We’re starting to get away from the sport, that’s all,” Villeneuve added. However, while it is common for ex-drivers like Villeneuve to become outspoken pundits, much rarer is for an active driver like 42-year-old Raikkonen to similarly rebuke F1. When asked in Abu Dhabi whether he might consider a role in team management following his imminent retirement as a driver, the Finn answered: “No. “Some people are starting to tell me that I will be bored at home,” said Raikkonen.

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