KETIKS.COM – Kimi Raikkonen announced that he would be retiring from Formula 1 at the end of 2021. The driver who is known for his expressionless, funny personality, and loved by many fans with his bwoah announced on his Instagram that he would be leaving the Formula 1 grid after this 2021 season has reached its end. (Shinehire)
Kimi-Matias Raikkonen is a prominent Finnish Formula 1 driver who made his debut in the Sauber F1 Team. The racer who was born on October 17, 1979 is still a racer who relatively an no one when he first raced. But quickly established himself as one of the young talents with a bright future.
Kimi Raikkonen earned the nickname “The Iceman” when he moves to McLaren the following season until 2006. Then he moved to Ferrari in 2007, which later became the peak of his career. Raikkonen won the World Championship that year, beating McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso.
After two more seasons with Ferrari, he then left Formula 1 to take part in rallying and NASCAR. Before returning in 2012, driving for Lotus-Renault with very impressive results. Raikkonen rejoined Ferrari in 2014 and won his last Grand Prix at the 2018 United States Grand Prix. In 2019 to date, he has returned to his old team, which has now changed its name to Alfa Romeo.
It is undeniable that Kimi Raikkonen is not in his prime anymore. Nevertheless, the driver who has almost no haters will go down in history as one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers to have won 1 World Championship, won 21 Grand Prix, and has stood on the podium 103 times.