Yeongam: Kimi Raikkonen would rather finish fourth in the Formula One world championship than end up second or third because then he can skip the official prize-giving gala in December.
The Finn, 2007 world champion with Ferrari and now at Lotus, is third in the current standings after 15 of the 20 races but he made it clear on Thursday that first was all that really counted.
"It doesn't matter if I am second or 10th, it makes no difference," Raikkonen told reporters ahead of Sunday's Korean Grand Prix.
"I'd rather be probably out of second and third place so I don't have to go to the prize-giving. It makes no difference to be second or fifth if you don't win."...more
03:28 PM, Oct 11, 2012