Kimi Raikkonen Is His Typical Self in Naming His Greatest Strength Amid F1 Retirement

Published 09/02/2021, 9:15 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 19, 2021 Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen during a press conference ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier


The world of Formula One is in mourning, as Kimi Raikkonen has announced he will leave the sport at the end of the season. The Finn has given the sport countless memories, both on and off track. When asked to pick his highlight, he couldn’t choose one, but also stated he would never go back and change anything.

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It is no doubt that the paddock will miss Raikkonen’s personality. His antics off & on track will be remembered forever, and if he was given the opportunity to start all over, the Iceman wouldn’t change a single thing.

Kimi Raikkonen doesn’t have memorable moments in F1

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When drivers are set to leave the grid, they look back at the best times they had in the sport. However, Kimi is different and doesn’t hold any time, in particular, that is special to him. Raikkonen stated he is happy with how things panned out, and he wouldn’t change a thing.

Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 15, 2021 Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen during a promotional photoshoot for the unveiling of the new 2022 F1 car REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

At the presser on Thursday for the Dutch GP, upon being asked by The Race about his greatest strength in F1, Kimi jokingly replied, “I don’t know if I have one.”

He stated that he had fun and “wouldn’t change a single thing even if I could.”

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How’s Raikkonen doing this season?

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In what is his last season in F1, Raikkonen would hope to end his career on a high. As of now, the Alfa Romeo driver just has 2 points under his belt, but is hoping to score some more before he moves onto greener pastures.

Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 27, 2021 Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen during practice REUTERS/Johanna Geron

After having a disappointing race at Spa last weekend, Raikkonen hopes to redeem himself for the upcoming race at Zandvoort for the Dutch Grand Prix.

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He will aim to bag some points for the Swiss-based team and help them get ahead in the constructors’ championship. What are your predictions for the Iceman at Zandvoort? 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.

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