Since he came into the sport way back in 2001, Raikkonen has being criticised for his apparent lack of motivation, and lack of personality. Some think that he comes across as boring, and isn't motivated in the sport. There's no doubt that he might not be the most energetic and exciting driver ever to emerge in the sport, but he certainly has a lot of talent. Just because he's not great at interviews and public relations doesn't affect the fact that he's talented, because he's a Formula One World Champion, and that takes a lot of doing.
|In interviews, Raikkonen never seems happy|
|Raikkonen seems very motivated for the 2012 season|
To conclude, I don't think that Raikkonen is disinterested. I think in his previous career then maybe he was, but not now. Not now at all, and I can tell just from the way he has being regarding his comeback. He really does seem ready for this new season, and good luck to him. I hope he can prove his doubters wrong and prove that he is motivated. If he wasn't motivated, I'd be upset, because only 24 people in the world get to drive a Formula One car, and that's a privelege. I hope Kimi Raikkonen recognises that. And I think he does.
This article brings my nine-part opinion series on the grid's top drivers. We are now almost at the 2012 season, which begins next week in Australia. I hope you've enjoyed this opinion series, and here are the other eight if you want a read of them.
Sebastian Vettel: A true great?
Mark Webber: Can he challenge Vettel?
Lewis Hamilton: Is he F1's troubled star?
Jenson Button: Was 2011 his best ever year?
Fernando Alonso: When will he get the car he deserves?
Felipe Massa: How can he improve?
Michael Schumacher: Will he ever be the old Schumi?
Nico Rosberg: Top class or over-rated?