Raikkonen looking forward to Mexican GP return

Kimi Raikkonen enjoys racing in Mexico - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Scuderia Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen enjoyed driving in Mexico for the first time last year and believes the track will get better and better.

“It was a nice race for the first year,” said Raikkonen.  “What they did is very nice. Everything worked well. I think it will be interesting to go back there. The circuit was very slippery at the start, but it got better and better during the weekend. It’s always nice to go to new places and I think Mexico was great”.

Raikkonen praises the passion in Mexico and the culture that it brings to Formula 1, “Spicy food is ok and in Mexico there’s good food. Last year we had a nice event with the football team playing in a massive stadium. I think it was a very nice week.”

The Finnish driver heads into the Mexican Grand Prix after a difficult race in America, retiring on the thirty-eighth lap dropping him behind his team-mate Sebastian Vettel in the championship.

Mexico brings an extra dimension to Formula 1 with passion and enthusiasm from the fans, as always Ferrari attracts a large following.

Ferrari will want to return to the podium and challenge the Red Bull Racing team who have pulled away in recent races, Ferrari’s aerodynamic package could suit the long straights and tight and twisty corners.