The best Quotes by Kimi Räikkönen

The best Quotes by Kimi Räikkönen

Kimi-Matias Räikkönen (born 17 October 1979), nicknamed "The Iceman", is a Finnish racing driver who competed in Formula One between 2001 and 2021 for Sauber, McLaren, Ferrari, Lotus, and Alfa Romeo.

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Drinking is much safer than sports. You can't get hurt, only hungover.
Formula 1 would be a paradise without the media.
Winning feels good, but I'm not the type to brag about it.
I don't care what the people think of me. I'm not Michael Schumacher.
Driving is the only thing I love about Formula 1.

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In the end, racing is about leaving work first.
If you're involved in motor racing, I think everyone dreams of competing in Formula One events one day. And that's my dream too.
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I always thought records were there to be broken.
No. Well, yes - experience.
Michael Schumacher - September 2003, after being asked, whether he won in Las Vegas
I'd prefer him playing tennis or golf.
Michael Schumacher - September 2005, about his son's career choices
After those years, I was convinced I would always be a go-kart driver. Because I could never have imagined making it into Formula class - for financial reasons alone.
Competing in Formula 1 involves things I don't like anymore. Maybe they will be solved, but the will to do so has to become much stronger and lead to acting on it. Talking isn't enough anymore. The race has already begun.
Sebastian Vettel - July 2022, about retiring from Formula 1
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In the end, I think in F1 it is very hard for a girl.
There should be more respect in Formula One.
Fatality is part of the game. We have to accept the element of risk that F1 shares with a sport like boxing.
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I'm done with F1 unfortunately. I'm too old, the train has passed.
To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems!
Homer Simpson in The Simpsons - Season 8 Episode 18
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Everything's better with some wine in the belly.
Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - Season 1 Episode 2
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I'm 74 and I don't have enough time left to waste it, waiting in waiting in front of a charging station.
While accelerating, the tears of joy have to horizontally run towards your ears.
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I've got my best race still ahead of me.
Sebastian Vettel - July 2022, about retiring from Formula 1
I will retire from competing in Formula 1 by the end of this year.
Sebastian Vettel - July 2022, about retiring from Formula 1
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Every morning I wake up with new ideas.
I never made a damn dime until I started doing what I wanted.
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Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose.
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I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence.
Riding a race bike is an art - a thing that you do because you feel something inside.
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I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse.
Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers.
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At the end of the day, I got involved in all this because I enjoy driving cars and driving them as fast as possible. If I was going to be remembered for anything, I would like it to be for that.
World Champion! This is just unbelievable. I started racing with my dad many years ago. We dreamed of becoming a World Champion - and now we are.
Max Verstappen - December 2021
If you start doubting yourself like that, thinking, 'Am I good enough?' - maybe there is a reason you're thinking that.
Formula 1 is the second best thing in the world.
It's not easy to be perfect, but someone has to be.
The way I drive, the way I handle a car, is an expression of my inner feelings.
You can knock me down, but I get up twice as strong.
You never win by yourself alone. The day you think otherwise is the day you'll start to lose.
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Second is the first of the losers.
Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines.
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Everything comes to those who wait... except a cat.
If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.
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You can't let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones.
You win some, lose some, and wreck some.
There are two things no man will admit he cannot do well: drive and make love.
If everything is under control you are just not driving fast enough.
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024

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