Kimi Raikkonen on instagram: "This is my last year in F1"


Posted: Wed, Sep 1, 2021, 21:47

THE EXPECTED ANNOUNCEMENT Just this morning in our market analysis we explained how the announcement of Kimi Raikkonen's farewell to Formula 1 could soon start the seating waltz for next season. Let the dances begin, one might say, because one of the most beloved drivers of the last twenty years - in Italy for being the last world champion with a Ferrari, and in the rest of the world for being like this ... Kimi! - announced his farewell to racing.

GREAT NUMBERS Kimi Raikkonen will complete his season with the Alfa Romeo Racing team, the 20th in the top championship (and they would have been more without the brackets in the Rally), and then he will hang up his helmet. He announced it himself on instagram, a social network in which he has ventured in recent years, probably on the advice of those who manage his marketing, he who has never wanted to hear about social media. Kimi leaves with 21 victories, 18 pole positions, 46 fastest laps and 103 podiums in the bag, but also with - so far - 342 races (he should count 351 at the end) and a world title, the one already mentioned in 2007 with Ferrari.

THE POST On instagram Kimi Raikkonen wrote, accompanying a mosaic of images that retrace his entire career between Sauber, McLaren, Ferrari, Lotus, Ferrari again and Alfa Romeo Racing: `` Here we are, this will be my last season in Formula 1 I made this decision last winter. It wasn't easy but at the end of this season it will be time to do new things. Even though the season is still running, I want to thank my family, all my teams and everyone who has been involved in my career., especially you, my big fans, who have been supporting me all this time. Formula 1 will come to an end for me but there is so much more in life that I want to try and enjoy. See you around at the end of all this, with sincerity, Kimi ''.$/1