Kimi Räikkönen did not watch the Zandvoort and Monza races in full, despite being sidelined after testing positive for Covid-19. The Alfa Romeo driver is back in Sochi this weekend and admits he watched from afar what his team was doing when he was home.

“Not completely, no. I don’t remember what happened, but I looked at the start and a few laps here and there, but not the whole” notes the Finnish. “The [Monza] race was good, there was the possibility of results, but I was at home so it’s like that.”

Räikkönen notes that the return of Robert Kubica did not have to be easy, and that his team did their best: “Obviously, the team wanted a better result for both. It’s not easy to come back after not driving for a long time and be in the race. They did the best they could. “

The 2007 world champion is happy to be back at last: “I’m happy to be back in the car after missing two rounds. Obviously nobody wants to be tested but it happened and we had to follow the rules. It’s a thing of the past and now my focus is on Sochi. “

“The team has shown some potential in the last few races, and now we have to turn that into a good result. I don’t think my comeback will be any different. I just want to do my job. and I hope to have a good race. “

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