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Lando Norris

Norris never spoke to Raikkonen during three years together in F1

McLaren driver Lando Norris has admitted that he has never spoken to Kimi Raikkonen, other than a brief greeting, despite having spent three years racing together in F1.

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Lando Norris has revealed that he "never spoke" to Kimi Raikkonen during their three years together in F1, despite sharing the track for 60 Grand Prix weekends.

Raikkonen's two-decade-long career in F1 came to an end last season when he retired from the sport at the age of 42.

He spent his final three seasons racing for Alfa Romeo, where he scored 57 points for one of F1's smaller teams, all while Norris was building a reputation for himself at Raikkonen's former outfit, McLaren.

But the two drivers, 20 years apart in age, never spoke to one another during their three seasons together on the grid between 2019 and 2021, Norris has stated.

Norris recalls his one brief interaction with Raikkonen

Answering questions from fans on YouTube channel Quadrant, Norris was asked whether he missed Raikkonen, following the Finnish driver's F1 retirement.

He answered: "I don't think I ever said a word to him apart from a, 'You alright?', like when you walk past someone you know but don't really know.

"I miss watching Kimi; I miss his interviews and that side [of him]. But apart from that, no.

"There are plenty of other cool people in the world and we have an exciting grid."

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