Kimi Raikkonen is a Formula One legend, one of the most iconic things during his career was winning the championship with Ferrari back in 2007. However, not everyone was fortunate enough to have won the title with the Italian team, and one such driver is Sebastian Vettel.
The German had four world championships to his name, and in 2015 joined the iconic red team on the grid. But 2020 was his last year with the Maranello-based squad. Having not won the title with Ferrari, Vettel feels he failed, and his former teammate, Raikkonen gives his thoughts on the matter.
Kimi Raikkonen weighs in on Sebastian Vettel not winning the title with Ferrari
Raikkonen was the last champion that Ferrari had. But when Vettel put pen to paper, the Italian team had hope of winning the title. However, it was never meant to be, the German driver thought he had failed and Raikkonen gives his views on what he thought about Sebastian not winning with Ferrari.
BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari prepares to drive on the grid before the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Speaking on the podcast Beyond the Grid, being asked what he thought when Vettel didn’t lift the championship with the Italian team, Raikkonen said, “Like I said, we are all here to try to win, and If you don’t win, you know its kinda been a failure in many ways. I don’t mean it as a bad word, there could be endless reasons for it but we are here especially to win.”
“We are expected to win as a team, and you can say that this is a failure or it didn’t count much but that’s what happens,” Raikkonen concluded.
Raikkonen’s last race of his F1 carrer
Earlier this year, when Kimi announced he would be retiring at the end of the season, the F1 community was heartbroken, as he is an iconic driver on the grid.
Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 19, 2021 Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen during practice REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
This season, the Alfa Romeo driver has picked up just ten points from the races so far. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix being his last race, Kimi will be hoping that he could score his final F1 points and take his team ahead in the constructor’s championship.
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