Two former F1 drivers heading to Nascar racing now
Jul.4 - Two Formula 1 drivers are keeping their motor racing passions alive - in Nascar.
In May, it emerged that in the year after Kimi Raikkonen finally called time on his long Formula 1 career, he will return to Nascar's top 'Cup' category in August at the Watkins Glen circuit.
"I wasn't looking to race again, but (team owner) Justin (Marks) came to my home in Switzerland and convinced me how serious he was about putting together a top-notch program," the 42-year-old Finn said.
Another well-known F1 star is now following in those wheel tracks, as former Red Bull and AlphaTauri driver Daniil Kvyat attended the weekend's event at Road America.
The Russian was trackside with Team Hezeberg, with sources reporting that he has gained Nascar's approval to contest a forthcoming road course race in the near future.
"Nascar is a fascinating world for me and I've always loved it," Russian news agency Tass quotes him as saying.
"Last year I watched as a spectator but this year I want to explore Nascar from all angles. Soon you will see me in a Nascar Cup car," Kvyat, 28, added.
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Kimi, will either go down a storm with his mannerisms OR he will bomb, not sure which, as for the Ruskie, id have thought Tass were a bit to busy with press releases at the moment to worry about his dreams
Yippee! More Kimi. Gunslingers often do well in BASHCAR road races, even with second tier teams. Might be fun.
in other words its only taken seven months for kimi's wife to drive him mad and he's looking for a new hobby that gets him out of the house for a while
Kimi has played this game before, so he is no stranger to it! I can't wait to hear what he has to say when he is interviewed by the US media. Kimi is not as verbose as most of the American drivers. Leave me alone, I know what I am doing! Kimi was the greatest with the media.