As Formula 1 enters its traditional silly season of speculation, there are strong whispers that Kimi Raikkonen has been talking to people during his summer down time. Now a source close to the Finnish driver has sensationally confirmed these rumours to Sniff Petrol.
‘It is true, Kimi had three conversations during the last couple of weeks,’ our mole revealed. ‘The first was with his friend Henning when he came over to play Xbox. I understand that Kimi said “hey” when he answered the door. The second conversation was a little longer as I understand that Kimi said “See you” when Henning left five hours later. I can’t go into too many details about the third conversation but I will say that at some point Henning may have gone to the kitchen and Kimi might have shouted “Beer!” whilst holding an empty bottle in the air.’
If these stories are true, they mark a dramatic increase in the amount of talking Raikkonen has done in the course of a month. In fact, they would indicate that Raikkonen spoke more during the 2013 summer break than he did during the 2007 and 2008 breaks put together or during the whole of the 2009 season.
As if this wasn’t enough, however, there are unsubstantiated rumours that three weeks ago Raikkonen received a phone call from Red Bull but that he ignored it because he was having a shit.