Sebastian Vettel former teammate Kimi Raikkonen is set to retire from Formula One at the end of the current season
Both of them raced for Ferrari during the 2015-18 season. It was Raikkonen’s second spell with the car manufacturers. He even won a World Championship with them during the 2007 season.
Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen are great friends
The duo shares a great friendship and Vettel has opened up on “The Iceman’s” nature and for sure his nickname is there for a reason. Raikkonen is all set to retire from the sport after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Speaking at a press conference regarding his former teammate, Vettel said:
“Will he be missed? Yes.” I think he was a true character and I enjoyed the time I had with him as a team-mate, but to be fair I got to know him already before.”
“He is probably one of the very few drivers I’ve met from day one until the present day that hasn’t changed in the sense that he has been very open, welcoming me as a young child or a young kid when I entered Formula 1.”
“And at that time he was probably the most established Formula 1 driver, at least one of them. Great respect. I don’t think you can have an argument or a problem with Kimi. If you do, the problem is not him, the problem is you.”
Kimi Raikkonen is all set to call it a day!
Raikkonen will retire from Formula One at the end of the current F1 season. The 42-year-old, who claimed his first and only drivers’ title with Ferrari in 2007, has spent the last three years with Alfa Romeo.
He is one of the most loved personalities of the sport and has rarely been involved in any controversy since making his debut.
The Finn made his debut with Sauber before moving to McLaren. His big break came under Ferrari when he went on to win the Championship in his debut season with them.
He quit Formula One for a couple of years and tried his hands at NASCAR before returning to the sport he is in love with. He has also raced for Lotus and Alfa Romeo Racing.
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