When Finn Driver, Kimi Raikkonen signed a 2-year contract with Alfa Romeo in 2019, it looked like he might be on his way to retirement after the 2020 season. Much to everyone’s surprise Raikkonen decided to stay a little longer in F1 with Ferrari’s sister team, Alfa Romeo. At least, until the end of 2021 season. This brought a question in everybody’s mind, Is the 2021, the farewell season for Raikkonen?
It surely looks like the 41-year-old is not focusing on retirement at the moment, and is rather keen on performing solidly over the upcoming F1 season. Kimi is already into his 40s, one might assume that the Finn would be signing off from racing entirely. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case as Raikkonen’s love for racing is still very much intact.
“NASCAR or some other Racing Series”: Kimi Raikkonen on life after F1 Retirement
According to Forumle1, the 1-time world champion revealed that would not be retiring from racing altogether. Instead, the former Ferrari driver opened up that he might opt for other racing series like NASCAR or rally.
“There are a lot of fun things to do, but I won’t think about it until I quit Formula 1. Whether it will be rally, NASCAR, or a completely different racing series. We’ll see,” he said. (Google Translate) Kimi considering Le Mans after F1 retirement. It is a known fact that Kimi always hailed the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit, also known as the Green Hell, as one of his favorite circuits. Hence, he felt that taking part in the 24 hours of the Nurburgring alongside his close friend, Toni Villander, would be perfect.
“Oh yes, that would be great. But as said, there are plenty of nice things,” Kimi said. Overall, Kimi is still quick, despite being the oldest driver on the grid.