WATCH: Kimi Raikkonen’s Wife Shares His Comical Way of Avoiding the Paparazzi While on Vacation

Published 12/20/2021, 9:43 AM EST


Kimi Raikkonen retired from Formula One after nearly 20 years in the sport. The former world champion drove his last race in Abu Dhabi; unfortunately, he could not finish the race due to brake failure. His retirement was a sad occasion for millions of fans around the world.

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Raikkonen mentioned he was looking forward to spending time with his family.

Kimi’s wife, Minttu Raikkonen, recently shared a picture of the Finn relaxing during the holidays. In the picture, we can see Kimi holding a water gun, showing that he really is enjoying his retirement and does not want to be disturbed.

“Some took the necessary precautions to avoid being disturbed in their retirement,” said Minttu.

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Yes, a lot of good wishes and this and that: Kimi Raikkonen

As reported by Formula1.com, Raikkonen was not fussed about leaving the sport. He mentioned he is not a big fan of send-offs and similar gestures. He also said that he will miss the people he met in the sport.

“I feel good like I said. I’m looking forward, let us say, to normal life that I know outside of F1 anyhow. Yes, a lot of good wishes and this and that,” said Kimi.

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Formula One F1- Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – December 2, 2021, Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen during the press conference Hassan Ammar/Pool via REUTERS

“I’m not a big fan of [send-offs] but it’s great to see all the support and a lot of great people here. But now, I’m happy I lived through it, and I’m happy to go and do normal things.

Of course, I will miss a lot of the great people I met over the years; 20 years have gone by quickly. I made lots of memories, some good, some bad, and these are going to stay with me forever,” said Raikkonen.

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Well, it is nice to see that Raikkonen wishes to fully enjoy his retirement life. All the motorsport fans across the world will surely miss the Iceman; his extraordinary driving on the track and his fun antics off it have entertained almost a generation of fans. What is your favorite Kimi moment?

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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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