Kimi – ‘I don’t care about Montoya’

Mon, 31 July 2006, 01:33

Kimi Raikkonen says he doesn’t care about the rapidly terminated formula one career of former 2006 teammate Juan Pablo Montoya.

The Finn, who finished third at Hockenheim on Sunday, dominated Montoya’s McLaren replacement Pedro de la Rosa all weekend, but appeared to have given the reshuffle within the silver camp little thought.

”I don’t care about that really,” ‘ESPN’ quoted the 26-year-old as saying.

”It is nothing to do with me, so why should I waste my time thinking about it? It goes like this in F1. People go sometimes. It is quite normal. It can change very quickly here.”

Raikkonen, 26, certainly didn’t want to reminisce about the season-and-a-half he spent alongside the feisty Colombian racer, who is switching to NASCAR after failing to secure a top drive for 2007.

He insisted: ”It is hard to say what is the best and the worst (moments).

”We had some good times and some bad times. That is racing.

”But that is now past and I don’t need to worry about it or even think about it.”

Kimi, predictably nicknamed the ‘iceman’ by those close to him, also passed up a question about whether he saw Montoya’s exit coming.

”I don’t know,” Raikkonen replied. ”Ask him. It is not my business.”


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