WATCH: Raikkonen Thanks Ex-Ferrari F1 Team Boss & Cristiano Ronaldo for Their Thoughtful Present

Published 08/13/2021, 3:57 AM EDT
SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA – JULY 03: Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Ferrari on the drivers parade before the Formula One Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)


After the conclusion of the Hungarian Grand Prix, Formula 1 enters the summer breaks. The F1 drivers are in relaxed mode and are busy spending quality time with their loved ones. The 2007 world champion, Kimi Raikkonen was no different as he traveled with his wife and kids to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary in Tuscany, Italy.

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And things became even more exciting for the Finish driver and his son, Robin, who received a Juventus jersey signed by the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Alfa Romeo driver shared an image from his official Instagram account, exhibiting the autographed jersey by arguably one of the best footballers of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo. In addition, the Portuguese footballer wrote: ‘To Robin’. In Response, Raikkonen thanked Ronaldo and Maurizio Arrivabene, who is the CEO of Juventus and former Ferrari team principal.

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Kimi Raikkonen is unconcerned regarding who replaces him at Alfa

In his 19th season in Formula 1, Kimi Raikkonen is unconcerned about which driver will replace him at Alfa Romeo next season.

As quoted by Planet F1, when asked if he would like Mick Schumacher to replace him at Alfa Romeo, Kimi Raikkonen replied: “If I decide to stop, I really don’t care who drives the car.”

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – Kimi Raikkonen speaks on stage at the Richard Mille – RM 50-04 Kimi Raikkonen in Singapore. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images for Richard Mille)

“To be honest, I don’t know yet [about my future]. But it was the same this time last year. We’ll see. In any case, I’m not interested in extending my record.”

“All records are broken at some point. That’s why it doesn’t give me anything. I sometimes feel old when I wake up in the morning, but not in the race car on the track.”

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Moreover, when asked about his son, Robin’s future in Formula 1, the Iceman revealed he will put no pressure on his kids to follow in his footsteps.

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“I don’t want to go that far yet. At the moment, though, he loves to drive go karts and loves everything that has an engine,” said Kimi Raikkonen.

“But I won’t force anything. Robin is six years old. He has to enjoy what he does first. It could be football or another sport.”

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Can we witness Kimi Raikkonen driving for Alfa Romeo next season? What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

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Pingaksh Sharma

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Pingaksh Sharma is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been following this sport since India hosted the Grand Prix in 2012 and has been an ardent supporter of the eventual race winner, Sebastian Vettel. He is also a fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull and hopes the former breaks the Lewis Hamilton dominance.

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