Kimi Raikkonen Has a Hilarious Offer for Mick Schumacher Which He May Not Refuse!

Published 11/12/2021, 9:05 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 1, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Kimi Raikkonen has had a two-decades-long career. The Finn made his debut in the year 2001 with Sauber and will retire at the end of the 2021 season with the same team. During his early years in F1, he challenged the great Michael Schumacher for the 2003 world championship. He narrowly missed out on the championship by 2 points.

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Now in 2021, he is racing with Michael‘s son, Mick Schumacher, in F1. But Mick mentioned it disappointed him he has had no battles with the Iceman on track. But to grant the young German’s wish, Kimi proposed a very comical solution.

When he asked what it meant for him to share the track with Kimi, Mick had no answer.

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Mick: “…” Kimi: “Good answer!”. “It’s great! Unfortunately, I didn’t get to battle much with him,” said Mick.

To this, the Alfa Romeo driver replied, “I can slow down in some races and you can race with me!”

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Kimi Raikkonen shares his thoughts on his last Brazil GP race

As reported by The Chequered Flag, the Iceman stated he was happy with his performance in Mexico City Grand Prix last week. He stated he hoped to continue the same performance in Brazil.

“I was pleased with our performance in Mexico and I hope we can be on a similar level in Interlagos. Last week’s race was not that eventful for me, but we got points so I am happy with the outcome: in the end, the result was good, so I don’t care if I was on my own for most of the afternoon,” said Kimi.

Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 2, 2021 Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen at the circuit REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The Finnish driver went to express his thoughts on his last Brazil GP are in F1.

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“Interlagos is a place that holds some very good memories for me: it’s where I won the world championship in 2007, so to race here one last time is going to be nice.

Of course, once I am in the car I don’t think about these things, but it’s nice to be back here after missing out when the race was canceled last year.” said Raikkonen.

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The paddock will surely miss the 2007 world champion after his retirement at the end of the season. The sport will not be the same without him next year.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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