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Formula One is not my life - Raikkonen

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Kimi Raikkonen: "I like what I'm doing, that's enough. I don't care if someone says whether I'm doing it well or not" © Getty Images
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Kimi Raikkonen insists that Formula One "plays no role" in his personal life but that he is happy with his return to the sport.

Following a two-year break Raikkonen has made an impressive comeback to Formula One this season, with his second place in Bahrain leaving him within 20 points of the championship lead. As a result, Raikkonen said that he was pleased with his return so far, but admitted he didn't like finishing second in a season where teams are struggling to find consistency at each race.

"It's not going too bad," Raikkonen told Bild am Sonntag. "I like what I'm doing, that's enough. I don't care if someone says whether I'm doing it well or not. Still, it's disappointing when you're only second. Who knows what's going to happen at the next race."

When Raikkonen left Ferrari at the end of 2009 he said he was only interested in the racing aspect of Formula One and he admitted that outlook had not changed.

"No, I'm only here for racing. All the other bulls**t I can do without. If you took away the cars from Formula One, I would not be there. Formula One plays no role in my personal life. I have a real life! I think for many people, their life is Formula One. For me it's not."

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