Formula 1 drivers are put to a hard test each time they start their engines. A race demands both physical and mental strength and endurance as well as undivided and clear focus. There is no room for less than a top notch performance.
Kimi Räikkönen, known as the Iceman for his unwavering control under stress, uses cryotherapy to accelerate recovery from strain and pain especially in his lower back and legs as well as to relax both mind and body.
This is what Kimi says about his cryotherapy results:
“Driving an F1 car requires top condition mentally and physically. Depending on the course and the circumstances, the physicality varies quite a bit, but this sport is often very tough physically.
I use cryotherapy for recovery and alleviation of pain. It is of particular benefit after hard physical training or a tough race weekend, and whenever there is any pain. It is also relaxing.
I have no particular treatment routine, but when I am at home I use the equipment daily. Ice swimming is good and I also have a cold pool at home and I like both, but they are not quite as effective as cryotherapy. Whenever possible I use to localized X°Cryo during race weekends as well.
I use CTN equipment, as I rely on Finnish technology and know-how, and I didn’t want to take any risks in this.”