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Hamilton reveals how he adore Raikkonen… Kimi’s reaction is precious

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Kimi Raikkonen, a veteran of 15 years in Formula 1, is still very competative and one of the valuable driver in the current F1 market. The Finn had received a big respect from four-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton during the post-race press confrence at France.

French Grand Prix winner, Hamilton said that before he became a F1 racer, he used to play F1 on his PlayStation. He said that he would always used to choose to drive as the ‘Kimi’ and dreamt about racing against him.
Le Mag Sport Auto’s Aurelien Attard was orginally told the question during the press – Q: Lewis, you just won your 23rd grand prix in a different country and you’ve now beaten Michael Schumacher’s record?

“I didn’t know that. It’s news to me. Every time I’m told of these records I’m blown away by Michael, even more and more. He had obviously a long career and incredible statistics, and did a… it just brings me back to watching him as a kid. I was actually just sitting here thinking, and I don’t know if Kimi knows, I remember growing up wanting to be in Formula 1 and obviously I was at McLaren since I was 13 and I used to play F1 on the Playstation all the time and I was always Kimi, which is kind of crazy.” Hamilton said

“I wasn’t Montoya, I was always Kimi in his car and I always wanted to race against him. It’s just crazy how life works and how you get the opportunity to work with some of these legends. I don’t know if they realise the respect that the younger generation will have for them. Maybe you do, maybe you don’t but… yeah.” The Brit added

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