Trulli Critical of Raikkonen

Jarno Trulli has accused Kimi Raikkonen of being short-sighted in his beliefs after the Finn claimed he did not 'care' about safety talks between drivers and the FIA

Trulli Critical of Raikkonen

Raikkonen is one of eight drivers who have opted not to attend a meeting in Cannes on August 1 where talks will be held between drivers and FIA president Max Mosley to discuss safety - especially at tests.

But although some drivers have claimed they had no choice but to miss the meeting because they had already made alternative plans, Raikkonen surprisingly said he was not attending because he could not care less about it.

That attitude has angered Trulli, who is one of the directors of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association and a keen campaigner for improved safety.

Speaking about Raikkonen's stance, Trulli said: "If Kimi has an accident in testing, let's see if he doesn't care about the assistance coming to him quickly."

Trulli did make it clear to Gazzetta dello Sport, however, that it was possible Raikkonen's attitude had been misinterpreted from what he really meant.

"He always needs to be interpreted," added Trulli. "Who knows what he meant? You know what he's like: whether he wins or loses a race his expression never changes."

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