So, it’s a sad day for Kimi Raikkonen fans as he has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the 2021 season.
Kimi who currently drives for Alfa Romeo, took to his social media and announced after being in F1 for 19 years that he will be retiring from F1. With a championship to his name, 103 podiums, 1865 points and 21 wins Kimi has most definitely had a good career in Formula One.
Looking back on his career his been with many good teams, Sauber-Petronans, McLaren-Mercedes, Ferrari, Lotus and Alfa Romeo. Currently Raikkonen is sitting 17th in the championship with only two points, but i’m sure he will be wanting to get a few more before the end of the season!
It had been going round the rumour mill that he was set to announce it at Monza but I guess you can never always believe rumours! It’ll be interesting to see the coming announcements in the next few weeks!
It’s a shame to see him leave, but you can’t be in the sport forever. At least he can say he has been in F1 for almost 20 years, which many drivers can’t. He should be incredibly proud of all his achievements within the sport and he will be known for his radio messages for years to come!
Even if your not a Kimi fan, deep down you are truly a Kimi fan… You’ll be missed ❤️