After months of waiting, we finally reach the light at the end of the tunnel. he 2020 Formula One season will start next month, but Alfa Romeo Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen does not expect to struggle with his rhythm in Austria, despite the fact that Formula 1 drivers have stopped driving since late last year. The Finn is generally always cautious about his condition. The oldest driver on the grid was one of the few who was not active in online racing. The other Formula 1 drivers have all taken part in the online races of Formula 1 or other organizers.
Some, like Kimi’s Alfa Romeo teammate Antonio Giovinazzi, think the drivers will be ‘rusty’ once the first European season of eight races starts in July. But the driver with the most Formula 1 experience explains:
“I don’t think it will make much difference to us drivers.” Although the Finn is not active in the online racing world, he has maintained his fitness: “I’ve trained and been active in sports. Getting out of the car is something we do every winter, this is a little longer than usual, but it feels the same when we’re back in the car.” – the 2007 Formula One world champion added.
Kimi Raikkonen says he won’t notice much of the fact that there will be no spectators at the races. “I think the fans would like to see some more races. Hopefully we can give them a nice show.” – Kimi concluded.