Kimi Raikkonen announces Formula 1 retirement at end of 2021 season, saying ‘it is time for new things’

Last Updated: 01/09/21 6:15pm

Kimi Raikkonen will bring the curtain down on his long and illustrious Formula 1 career at the end of the season.

The 2007 world champion, 41, began his F1 career in 2001 and has driven for Alfa Romeo for the past three seasons.

Announcing his retirement on Instagram, Raikkonen said: “This is it. This will be my last season in Formula 1.

“This is a decision I did during last winter. It was not an easy decision but after this season it is time for new things.

“Even though the season is still on, I want to thank my family, all my teams, everyone involved in my racing career and especially all of you great fans that have been rooting for me all this time.

“Formula 1 might come to an end for me but there is a lot more in life that I want to experience and enjoy. See you around after all of this! Sincerely Kimi.”

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