Dear Kimi Raikkonen: don’t ever change.
Raikkonen’s contract status appears to be a hot-button issue this week in Austria, although it appears the Finn spent his Thursday in Spielburg calling out the media rather than talking about his weekend prospects.
Raikkonen’s contract is up at the end of the year and with rumors of a pay cut swirling, Raikkonen had this to say:
“First of all you have no idea what my contract says. You never have,” he said, via Autosport.
“It’s the (bull) nonsense you guys come up with all the time. It’s fine with me.
“Have you seen my contract? So you just come up with (bull) – yes or no?
Of course, while he called it BS in one sentence, he added that he “didn’t care” what people wrote in another.
Raikkonen heads into Austria still solidly in fourth place in the driver’s championship standings, 36 down on Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel and 15 up on Williams’ Valtteri Bottas.
Raikkonen finished 10th at the Red Bull Ring a year ago.