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Hot topic // Kimi Räikkönen shakes off talk of pressure, amid heat of Sepang

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Kimi Räikkönen shakes off talk of pressure, amid heat of Sepang
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As you might expect, Kimi Räikkönen is having none of this talk of early championship leads, and extra pressure off the back of his victory in Australia. With a long season ahead, the Finn is keeping cool about the prospects of repeating the win in the next few races.

About the comfortable victory at Albert Park, Kimi said: "Of course I'm happy that we didn't really have to go full speed all the time so it's kind of a good sign, a good race for us, but as I said, it might be a completely different story in Malaysia, so there's nothing to jump up and be so extra happy about. It's a long season and in the end we want to be on the top for all the races and it's going to be a hard season for that."

Now moving on to Malaysia, the Iceman is not necessarily coping well with the weather conditions, he explained: "I don't enjoy the heat and humidity of the place, but the circuit is nice. We know how it is going to be here. Usually it gives a good race and that is the main thing."