Kimi Raikkonen on Thursday seemed less than enthused when the prospect of Michael Schumacher becoming a more regular Ferrari tester was raised by the press.
At the team’s global media event at an Italian ski resort, the reigning world champion was asked what he thought about Schumacher, the most successful driver in the history of formula one, helping to develop the newly launched F2008.
“If we are not able to test, it’s good that he’s doing it and, for sure, it’s not going to hurt us,” the Finn answered.
Raikkonen’s teammate Felipe Massa played down the interpretation that the comments are a less-than-glowing assessment of a seven time world champion’s contribution.
“That’s how he is,” the Brazilian, who is an open admirer of Schumacher, said as he referred to Raikkonen.
“He doesn’t talk much.”