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Ferrari Pay an Ode to Their Champion Kimi Raikkonen Ahead of His Final Bow

Published 12/08/2021, 5:31 AM EST

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Kimi Raikkonen is a Formula One legend and will be competing in his last race in the sport at this year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. An iconic moment in the Finn’s career was when he won his first and only title back in 2007 with Ferrari.

Now, as the Alfa Romeo driver is prepared to part ways with the grid, the Italian team have dedicated a post to the Finnish driver before the final race of his F1 career. What is more touching is Kimi’s reply to the post, thanking the Italian team for the love and support he received when he drove for them.

Ferrari shares a heartfelt message for Kimi Raikkonen before his final race


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The world will be watching as Raikkonen will be getting ready this weekend to race his final race at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend. Having raced for the iconic Italian team on the F1 grid, it is only fitting that they dedicated a post to a driver who won the 2007 driver’s championship.

Ferrari wrote, “Celebrating the career of a legend, #Kimi7 #essereFerrari #F1 #KiitosKimi#AbuDhabiGP,” to which the Iceman replied, Ferrari and Italy will forever have a special place in my heart. Grazie mille!”


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Earlier this year, when Kimi announced he would be retiring at the end of the season, the F1 community was heartbroken, as he is an iconic driver on the grid.

This season, the Alfa Romeo driver has picked up just ten points from the races so far. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix being his last race, Kimi will be hoping that he could score his final F1 points and take his team ahead in the constructor’s championship.

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What has been your favorite Kimi moment in F1 & what are your predictions for the Finn’s final race in Formula One? Let us know in the comments below.


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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.