Kimi Raikkonen: I Have ‘Better Things To Do’ Than Sim Racing

Last season, Kimi Raikkonen broke the all-time record for the most F1 grand prix starts.

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Kimi Raikkonen is the most experienced F1 driver in the history of the sport – and while many younger drivers, like Lando Norris and George Russell, are avid gamers and sim racers, the Finn has no interest in such things at the moment.

In a recent interview, Raikkonen said he used to play PlayStation when he was a child, but he currently has “better things to do” than to play games.

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“To be honest, I wouldn’t even have time for it,” Raikkonen said.

“We are always busy with normal things with the children and the family. If you want to do it, it takes a lot of time.

“I have better things to do than sit in front of a simulator and play a game. When I was younger I played, yes, when there was nothing else to do.

“We have a PlayStation, but we haven’t used it in ten years. Robin [Kimi Raikkonen’s son] wanted one because my brother’s children have one. He’ll probably start playing soon.

“But I have other things to do than play. It’s nice, but very limited,” he added.

In the same interview, the F1 veteran said he believes he hasn’t changed a lot over the last two decades:

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“I don’t think I’ve changed that much. Of course, everyone changes over the years, you get older, you learn and you go through different things.

“When you are younger you do other things. I don’t feel like I’ve changed that much. But it’s difficult to judge for yourself because you live from day to day and I don’t think about it,” he added.

Raikkonen broke the all-time record for the most F1 grand prix starts last season, and he will still be on the grid next year with Alfa Romeo despite him turning 41 two months ago.

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