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Kimi Exudes Quiet Confidence Ahead Of The 2019 British Grand Prix

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He doesn’t speak always, does he? But when Kimi Raikkonen mutters a few words, they often end up making sense, apart from often leaving viewers in splits. And the often reticent and quietly withdrawn no-nonsense Finn has spoken ahead of the weekend’s British Grand Prix. So guess what, it makes perfect sense.
Ahead of the 74th installment of the British Grand Prix, among the most famous racing venues of all time, Kimi Raikkonen exuded confidence regarding his chances with Alfa Romeo at the home of the British GP.
After suffering some itsy bitsy loss of form for several weeks that resulted in him scoring no points whatsoever at Spain, Canada, and Monaco, a troika of non-points finish, Kimi Raikkonen resumed scoring for the Hinwill-based team come the French Grand Prix.

Kimi Raikkonen
The Iceman has recovered strongly as seen at France and Austria (F1i)

While the Iceman ended up securing his best finish as on date this season given a fighting seventh at Le Castellet (French Grand Prix), he continued his resurgence, following a decent P9 at the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix.
And now ahead of the 2019 British Grand Prix, a contest that may just see local-hero Lewis Hamilton return to his best, Kimi Raikkonen has hinted that Alfa Romeo may be in for a closely-fought contest.
Remember, at this point, everything seems to be going fine for the Frederic Vasseur-led team that recently saw newcomer Antonio Giovinazzi score his maiden F1 points, following a respectable P10 at Spielberg.
After arriving at the famous racing venue, the key man at charge at Alfa Romeo had the following to say:
“Silverstone is always a good place to come back to. It’s an old-school track and it’s quite fun to drive, especially in the fast corners.”
“As a team, we have shown improvement in the last couple of races and I think Britain is another place where we can do well.
“As always, we will need to do a perfect job because the margins are very small between teams, but I am confident we can have another good result.”
While Kimi Raikkonen will be trying as hard as he possibly can to salvage a good finish for his strong midfield team as the battle might rage on between the likes of him and Toro Rosso, McLaren, Renault, 2018 brought fairly different results for the Finn.
Kimi Raikkonen
Raikkonen finished strongly here back in 2018 (Sky Sports)

Back in 2018, while driving at Silverstone for one last time with Ferrari, Kimi Raikkonen had contacted the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton at around Turn 2, within seconds of the start which resulted in both drivers sustaining partial damage even as Kimi continued.
Booed- something that doesn’t happen often to the laconic driver- Raikkonen continued and persisted well enough to finish on the podium. While something spectacular like that may not happen this time around, his fans will be eager to note what their top man can do at a track where he’s raced from the onset of 2001.

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