Scuderia Ferrari Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen has dismissed team boss Maurizio Arrivabene’s statement that he is in better physical shape in 2018. Some have noticed that the 2007 world champion appears slimmer and fitter this year, coinciding with his better performance at the wheel of his Ferrari:
“He is in good physical condition now” – Team boss Arrivabene is quoted by Finnish media in China: “I’m pretty pleased with Kimi’s performance. He’s in good physical condition now, which is very important for him. He drives well, he’s in very good shape and focused on his work.”
But when told that Maurizio Arrivabene and others have noticed Raikkonen’s better condition, the 38-year-old was not impressed: “How do people measure fitness?” – Kimi Raikkonen wondered: “How do people measure fitness? By looking? In my opinion it’s a pretty questionable way to go about measuring fitness. I have not done too many fitness tests, or especially ones that the team knows about. The comments are a bit strange. I’ve never had any problem with my condition.” – Scuderia Ferrari’s Finnish driver concluded, as reported by Italian national sports newspaper based in Rome Corriere dello Sport.