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Partying made me a better driver, says Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen has confessed his belief that his tendency to go out partying between races and during the off-season when he was younger actually made him a better driver, saying that the ability to unwind away from the track is important for relaxation. The Finn is now a  39-year-old married father of two, but was previously known to engage in a relatively wild lifestyle in his early days in F1, enjoying a beer, or a few, whenever he wasn't competing. He started in Formula 1 18 years ago, meaning that he is now one of the veterans within the sport, but he reckons that parting hard in the noughties made him improve. “Obviously it’s been a joke often,” Raikkonen told...
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