Raikkonen feels satisfied joining Sauber

(180913) -- SINGAPORE, Sept. 13, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari attends the pre-race press conference of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Night Race held in Singapore, on Sept. 13, 2018. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey)

Singapore,   Finnish Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen said on Thursday that leaving Ferrari was not his decision but that he was satisfied being an Alfa Romeo Sauber Formula 1 Team driver.

On Tuesday, both teams announced that Raikkonen is to leave Ferrari at the end of the 2018 season and return to the Sauber F1 Team, the team he used to race for, on a two-year contract, reports Efe news.

“It is not my decision and anything after that is obviously my decision, but this is the outcome; at least we have outcomes,” Raikkonen said in a press conference held in Singapore, ahead of one of the sport’s flagship grand prix events.

Asked to explain his motives for joining Sauber, he said: “I have my reasons and that’s enough for me. I don’t really care what others think. As long I’m happy with my own reasons.”

“I don’t know what will happen, nobody knows what will happen next year, what the speeds of the cars will be and the teams. Obviously we can always guess. We will see what we can do,” Raikkonen added.