He’s started more Formula 1 races than any other driver, but where is Kimi Raikkonen now in his retirement? How does the Finn spend his time?
For someone with just 23 car races under his belt when he made his F1 debut at the 2001 Australian Grand Prix, things ended up going well for Kimi Raikkonen.
Then FIA President Max Mosley even resisted Raikkonen’s first season on probation, but the Sauber driver silenced the critics with points on his debut in Melbourne.
A year later he was in a McLaren – although his first victory would not come until 2003 in Malaysia.
Kimi Raikkonen competed in 349 grands prix between Australia 2001 and Abu Dhabi 2021 and took the world title in 2007, but what is he up to now?
What is ‘The Ice-Man’ doing with his time now as a former F1 driver?
Where is Kimi Raikkonen now?
After failing to finish his last race in Abu Dhabi due to a brake failure, Raikkonen left the paddock that night with his wife Minttu and children Robin and Rianna.
The Finn cited a desire to spend more time with his young family as one reason he decided to give up his helmet and gloves.
Since retiring from F1, Raikkonen hasn’t given up motorsport entirely.
Today he is team boss in motocross – a form of motorsport that he has always enjoyed.
Although his team IceOne Racing has been involved with the series for a decade, Raikkonen is now involved as the boss of a Kawasaki-backed works entry.
In addition, Raikkonen now spends time at local karting tracks while daughter Rianna makes her first laps in the world of motorsport.
Although Raikkonen holds the record for most Grand Prix starts since the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix, his record of 349 set in 2022 may be beaten.
Old mucker Fernando Alonso currently has 336 starts at the 2022 Australian Grand Prix.
Assuming Alonso competes in every race, his 350th grand prix start will be at the Singapore Grand Prix in October.
Kimi Raikkonen career stats:
- World Title – 1 – 2007
- Wins – 21 – Malaysia 2003 – USA 2018
- Podium places 103
- Points – 1,873
- Pole Positions – 18th
- Fastest Laps – 46
Raikkonen is still the last driver to win the world championship for Ferrari.
He is the most successful Finnish driver in terms of race wins, beating Mika Häkkinen by one, although the latter secured two titles to Raikkonen’s only triumph.
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