Cool Kimi Raikkonen puts Aus GP celebrations on ice

Raikkonen says Sunday's win had not changed his preparations for this week's race - and he denied he was seen as the man to beat at the tropical Sepang circuit near the Malaysian capital.

updated: March 21, 2013 15:53 IST
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Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen on Thursday said he was saving his celebrations for the end of the year despite last week's brilliant win in Australia.

The Finn said that after winning Sunday's season-opening race in Melbourne, he left the partying to his Lotus crew and flew straight to Kuala Lumpur ahead of this week's Malaysian Grand Prix.

"I had a flight in the evening so we just had a quick meeting and I had to go to the hotel to pick up some stuff and go," said Raikkonen, who is nicknamed "Iceman" and is renowned for his love of the high life.

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