Kimi Raikkonen has always been a family man. The Iceman is a loving father and husband with a family of four. Hailing from the times of Schumacher, all he knows about life is racing and family and a bit of gin, occasionally.
Well, where would you expect this man to be on New Year’s Eve other than his home?
We had seen Kimi Raikkonen being greeted by his kids on his return home. The very week he broke the Barrichello record, he returned home for the long break and an Instagram post showcased the excitement of his kids on seeing him. Well, this hard pressing pilot from F1 lanes is the most tender and loving dad ever.
Before he gears up in his overalls again, we got a glimpse of how he drifted into the new year. The Finn uploaded a post on Instagram, kissing his wife while his children stared into the camera. Kimi might be a loving father, but he is cautious as well. His post proves so.
“Welcome 2021! Lil cube Rianna if you ever see this picture, dont do like this before 2035,” read his post.
Raikkonen lines up beside Antonio Giovinazzi one last time, probably. The racer has taught the Italian national a lot in his years with him, and it would be fruitful if Giovanazzi could implement some of it.
The old man on track is a sensation who still has fans when his heydays are long gone, and they’re not wrong in doing so.
The 2007 champion can still take the leaders for a ride if he is sitting in a Mercedes AMG; the race at Portimao explained that very case. The track where champions complained of no grip, Kimi glided 10 positions ahead in the first lap.
Although he is growing old with each year, he has never lost his respect in the grid. Kimi Raikkonen is a model of spirit and motivation for the young racers in the grid. The manner in which he keeps going, pushing year after year, is commendable and a spirit worth yearning for.
2021 is his last season in all possibilities, and it wouldn’t hurt to see him lift up the trophy one last time on the podium. With the regulations promising an equal footing at the start line, who knows, our Iceman may carry himself to the podium.