Kimi Raikkonen will announce his retirement at Monza, where the 14th round of the F1 Italian Grand Prix (September 10-12) will be held, France’s Canal+ reports.
Kimi Raikkonen, the oldest player on the grid to turn 42 at the end of the season, has contributed to F1 for nearly 20 years. For the past two years, Raikkonen, who belongs to a lower team called Alfa Romeo, has been rumored to be retiring.
Canal+ reported that Kimi Raikkonen will announce his retirement in Monza two weeks later during the F1 broadcast. With his announcement, Valtteri Bottas moves to Alfa Romeo.
In that case, George Russell would pave the way for a second seat for Mercedes. However, there are no concrete reports, just internal rumors.
But Canal+ is considered a reliable F1 broadcaster and Kimi Raikkonen is sure his F1 carrier is coming to an end.
Alfa Romeo extended its contract with Sauber last month and decided to continue as Alfa Romeo F1, but team representative Frederick Vasul will make one of the team’s seats a Ferrari junior driver from 2022. away.
Therefore, Mick Schumacher is expected to remain in Haas and Valtteri Bottas is expected to be preferred to young drivers if Alfa Romeo can make its own decisions.
Meanwhile, Mercedes F1 team representative Toto Wolff has already revealed it has “decided” to appoint Valtteri Bottas or George Russell in 2022, looking for an opportunity to announce.
Category: F1 / Kimi Raikkonen / Alfa Romeo racing