Kimi Raikkonen doesn't know whether he will continue his F1 career next season, though he's made it clear he isn't all that interested in knowing who would take his spot should he retire.
The Finn is currently taking part in his 19th season in the sport, teaming up with Antonio Giovinazzi at Alfa Romeo. Raikkonen's contract expires at the end of the year, and while there are questions as to whether the 41-year-old will return, it doesn't seem as though he's all that focused on who could replace him.
"To be honest, I don't know yet," Raikkonen told Sport 1 when asked if he wants to add to his record for most races in 2022. "But it was the same this time last year. We will see. In any case, I'm not interested in extending my record. All records are broken at some point. That's why it doesn't mean anything to me.
"If I decide to retire, I don't care who takes my spot. That's no longer my problem."
One name mentioned as a possible replacement is Mick Schumacher, who is currently driving for Haas in his debut F1 season. Raikkonen believes the young German is in a tough spot given he car's struggles, however that could also work to his advantage.
"It's difficult for him to shine because the car isn't really fast," Raikkonen added. "On the other hand, it's also good for him because people know that the car isn't good.
"If he still races strongly and shows his speed, that's a positive. With the name, of course, he has a lot of pressure, however the uncompetitive car gives him an easier start because expectations are low.
"It gives him more time to learn things."