October 25, 2021

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An end to an era in Zandvoort and a reunion

An end to an era in Zandvoort and a reunion

“It’s time to go on new adventures. This is my last season in Formula 1.”

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Kimi Raikkonen announced on Wednesday on her Instagram account that she will end her career in the major segment of motorsport after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 12.

This decision will not surprise anyone in the F1 world. We know Finn, who is celebrating his 42nd birthday in October, is preparing for his departure.

We are affectionately nicknamed “ Iceman »(The Ice Man) is definitely not the most talked about driver in Paddock, but he regrets not being there, even among journalists he enjoyed himself fleeing!

Last name on Ferrari

Raikkonen wins his 21st generation Grand Prix, last in Texas in 2018 and will pass as one of the greatest actors of his generation with his 103 podiums.

He was crowned World Champion in 2007 by a small point between Luis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso. This will be his only crown in F1. He was also the last driver to win a title behind the wheel of a Ferrari. On two other occasions, he finished second in the final standings in 2003 and 2005.

Among his achievements was winning one of the McLaren cycles at the 2005 Canadian Grand Prix. It’s too Record holder In the controversial Grand Prix (342), Fernando started 324 years longer than Alonso. In his record, Raikkonen also showed two presences in the series
NASCAR 2011 at the Oval Circuit in Charlotte, North Carolina, one in the Xfinity Series and the other in pickup trucks.

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Botas in his place?

His compatriot Walteri Botas is expected to replace Alfa Romeo in 2022. It is an open secret that Finn’s affiliation with the Mercedes team will end at the end of this season.

Rకోikkనnen’s retirement announcement could soon confirm the appointment of young British driver George Russell along with Hamilton.

Villeneuve, Orientation

Following the turmoil of the recent stopover in Belgium, F1 will celebrate its reunion at the end of the week during the Dutch Grand Prix on Sunday, 36 years later.

In 1985, Niki Louda won the last race. For the record, it was also observed at the Zand‌wort circuit when Gilles Villeneuve completed the lap on three wheels before giving up in 1979.