Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Formula One Team’s Kimi Raikkonen says he hasn’t considered competing in the Indianapolis 500 as he is happy racing F1 cars but is not ruling anything out.
The 2007 Formula One champion spoke with us here at Paddock Eye prior to qualifying for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest and when asked whether he would enter the Indianapolis 500 he said:
Not really; you can’t never rule anything out for the future but at the moment I am happy racing F1 cars.
Raikkonen went on to describe his time competing in the NASCAR Trucks Series in the United States saying:
The racing in NASCAR Trucks was fun – close, wheel to wheel action. I missed it after rallying. The ovals may seem easy but being quick on them requires a completely new set of skills, which is something I had to learn quickly. As for the future, I am not worried about that. All I want to focus on now is to make a good job with Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN.
The Finn and his Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN team mate Antonio Giovinazzi will be back in action at the end of July as the Formula One circus heads to Silverstone for a doubleheader.
To read our full interview with Kimi Raikkonen visit https://paddockeye.ie/an-interview-with-kimi-raikkonen/