"Racing. That's about it." Kimi Räikkönen is a straight-talking man. So his perfunctory explanation as to what convinced him to sign up for two more years in Formula 1 with midfield Sauber, having been dropped by Ferrari in favour of rising star Charles Leclerc, is characteristically to the point.
By the end of 2020, Räikkönen will be 41. He doesn't need the money, he doesn't need the hassle... and he has made it very clear that he doesn't need the media scrutiny. Yet his insatiable appetite for competition remains.
Don't mistake the monosyllabic replies, the stone-faced expression, or even the lack of success in recent years for a lack of enthusiasm. As Kimi puts it, he's going back to Sauber, the team where it all started for him way back in 2001, "because I want to". It's that simple.