The 2021 season will be Kimi Raikkonen’s final season in Formula 1, he announced on Wednesday evening.
Why it matters: It means that one seat is free at Alfa Romeo for next year, intensifying rumors inside the paddock about who will be the Finn’s replacement.
- It will be the second time Raikkonen leaves Formula 1, this time permanently.
- The 2021 season will be Raikkonen’s 19th and last in the series, ending a career with many records broken, including most race starts, which he can extend up to 350 by the end of this season.
- “This is it. This will be my last season in Formula 1. This is a decision I did during last winter. It was not an easy decision but after this season it is time for new things,” Raikkonen’s statement read.