Kimi Raikkonen Not Sure if Being Robin’s Coach is Good for Him

Published 06/16/2021, 5:37 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 2007 world champion, Kimi Raikkonen reveals his plans with his son Robin Raikkonen. Kimi Raikkonen is a family man and often spent time racing with his son Robin, who seems to have inherited his father’s prowess for the same.

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Although the Iceman doesn’t push his son into competitive racing, he only wants his son to enjoy whatever he does. Robin Raikkonen, who is only 6, is passionate about engines from two to four wheels. And it’s a possibility that he may follow in his father’s footsteps to become a Formula 1 driver.

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What did Kimi Raikkonen say?

In an exclusive interview with Motorsport.com, the 2007 world champion said, “It’s hard to say if having your father as a coach is the absolute best thing or not.

“At the moment he enjoys shooting once or twice a week, other times he doesn’t even train. At the moment he wants to have fun, but who knows what’s going to happen in the future.”

 

As of now, there is no such news regarding Raikkonen’s contract renewal with Alfa Romeo. When asked about what the future holds for the iceman, Kimi said, At the moment I want to do what I enjoy, keep fit and see what the future holds.

“I don’t know where I will be in five or ten years. If I will have a role as Team Principal or as Advisor: at the moment I would say no, but you never know.” (Quotes translated from Italian via Google translate)

‘I have to work hard to stay ahead of Giovinazzi’: Kimi

The 2007 world champion admits that his teammate Antonio Giovinazzi has grown a lot in the past couple of seasons and giving a good competition.

Moreover, Alfa Romeo Team Principal Frederic Vasseur has also admitted Antonio is now mature and shall no longer take Raikkonen as an example for his growth.

“We have known Antonio for a couple of years. He was the third driver or test driver at the time I was in Ferrari”, Iceman reveals to me,” said Kimi Raikkonen.

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Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 20, 2021 Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen in action during practice REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

“We have a good relationship, he’s very fast – especially in qualifying – so I have to work hard! There is a really good friendship.”

Can we witness Robin Raikkonen driving in Formula 1 in near future? What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

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