While many drivers around the world have been getting acquainted with sim racing during lockdown, Raikkonen – unsurprisingly – has no intentions of getting involved.
Seven official Formula 1 drivers have partaken in the official Virtual Grand Prix series, while other drivers like Max Verstappen have taken to iRacing.
However, when asked by Corriere dello Sport if he was looking to join the virtual world of racing, Raikkonen’s response was as follows:
“I don’t care. I’d rather wait until I can get back to a real track.”
Even simulator work for Ferrari wasn’t exactly Raikkonen’s fotre.
“It’s not that I didn’t love it.
“Let’s say that flying to Italy to get in front of the simulator wasn’t exactly why I chose this job.
“It’s a different thing to drive around the track. And anyway, those simulators are completely different and extremely more complex than the online racing ones.”
When asked if the lack of racing will hinder his future performance, Raikkonen didn’t express much concern.
“I don’t think it’s much different from the traditional winter breaks since we’ve been back at the tests in Barcelona. This time I think we’ll go straight to the first race, I don’t see any particular problems.”