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Kimi Raikkonen

Raikkonen on Imola challenge: That's how tracks should be

Drivers were made to work during the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, with wet conditions and Imola's tight confines causing more than a few headaches.

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Kimi Raikkonen believes more tracks should be as punishing as Imola as the Finn thinks the challenging layout of the circuit is part of racing.

There was no shortage of off-track excursions for drivers during the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, with rain making things even more challenging for competitors. Lewis Hamilton wasn't immune to it either, sending his Mercedes into the gravel into the wall before recovering and finishing second.

Although Raikkonen's race was turned upside down due to a bizarre post-race penalty, the Finn made it clear he is a fan of the unforgiving nature of Imola.

“It’s a bit unforgiving,” Raikkonen told RacingNews365.com and other members of the media. “I think that’s how the tracks should be and that’s how they used to be.

“That’s why obviously tracks like this you see a bit more red flags and things going wrong. But that’s part of racing.”

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