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Raikkonen remains cool ahead of season opener

MELBOURNE, March 13th, 2014 (F1Plus / Jacob Polychronis) Kimi Raikkonen lived up to his reputation as the ‘Ice Man’ as he played down the effect of new engine regulations to grip Formula One this year on Thursday. During the day’s media events, Raikkonen claimed that it is tyres which will influence drivers more this year, and not the newly fitted 1.6L turbo-charged engines. Subsequently, Raikkonen predicts this year’s championship to be closely contested by a number of drivers. “I don’t think there’s going to be a big difference between the top drivers no matter what the rules are.” “Obviously there is more torque and so you have to be a little bit more careful in some...
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