September 29, 2022

Second Place is Tough

What is it about 2nd place that’s so hard to take? Ever driver on the grid (except one) would gladly switch places with you, and step up on that podium, but something about 2nd place makes you want to crawl under a rock. Just ask Kimi Räikkönen.

Both driver #12 Daniel of the Demaras Auto Racing Team and driver #7 Kimi Räikkönen of Scuderia Ferrari stood on the second step of the podium on Sunday. It makes no difference if it’s karting or Formula 1; second place is tough.

Kimi Räikkönen says he ‘tried everything’ to usurp Max Verstappen at the Spanish Grand Prix, but ultimately had to settle for second. “I’m happy for Max, disappointed for myself, but that’s racing,” he said.

Young Demaras was more positive, considering his second place finish at the Mosport track (where he’s never raced in junior karts before).

“I came away with 9 points, and I’m going to use today as motivation for my next race at Mosport on June 12th. I’m going to come back stronger, and get my revenge.”

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It’s tough to put on a brave face in second place (by the way, that is Räikkönen’s happy face in the background), but the best is yet to come.

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