#F1 Kimi – “I rarely leave the racetrack, but when I do… |Video|

“…I get lost, and have to turn around! Does anyone know how to get back to the racetrack?!”

Kimi go home, you’re drunk. Hilarious! I won’t ruin the result for anyone who hasn’t seen it, but I’ll give you a tease from what was an EPIC race! The best race of the year in my opinion.

Kimi Raikkonen tests in #F1 R30 Renault for 2012 return (Video)

I’ve been pretty busy, so I haven’t had the time to finish some of the posts that I have in the queue. However, I didn’t want you guys to miss out on seeing some exciting Formula 1 news!

Since Kimi Raikkonen is returning to Formula 1 in 2012, Lotus has been able to prepare a pre-race test for the ‘Iceman’. Kimi spent the day driving a 2010 spec car with 2011 Pirelli tires, in order to get used to modern-F1 tires and help the 2007 get back up to speed more quickly.

Thrilling stuff to see a sixth world champion join the F1 Grid this year. I cannot wait for the season to start!

The Iceman- In for his #F1 seat fitting (Photo)

I don’t know about you, but I’m super excited to hear about Kimi Räikkönen’s return to Formula 1, racing for Lotus (formerly Lotus-Renault GP).

Check out the expression on Kimi’s face. Do you think that he’s excited about his Formula 1 return? How could you not be?

Wishing for a hint of honesty in motorsport…

When did it happen that a racing driver was managed more by his PR group, than his own emotions? Do you remember the interviews of Nigel Mansell, James Hunt or Aryton Senna? Those men spoke what they felt, and they made sure that everyone knew it. The classic greats had flair, style and more importantly were more honest than drivers of current.

Look at the interviews of Vettel, Hamilton and even Alonso. They seem pre-written, manufactured and just fake. Sometimes it’s important to measure your response, on behalf of the team or to keep moral high. Other times though, you just need to just speak up and let the world know what you think! Especially when someone has put your life at risk with a stupid move, or a serious mistake has been made.

Maybe it’s because fast racing drivers have become more common, so it’s easy to be replaced. Maybe some people are scared to defend what they actually think. However, we at the “StartingGrid” think that it’s more important for a driver to speak what is on their mind.

Speak honest, and drive honest. We know it’s easier said than done, but we wish it was more common in motorsport, versus the cookiecutter responses that we get now.

At the end of the day, they are the ones who are putting themselves at risk.

Here are some pictures and videos of some classic interviewers and drivers. Just think, when the mike is put in your face, what would you say?