Kimi Raikkonen is expecting to avoid an emotional farewell from F1 after his final race in Abu Dhabi this weekend.
Raikkonen’s long and successful career in F1 is coming to a close this weekend. The Finn has become an iconic member of the field since his first entry in 2001. He will close off a 20-year career at the Yas Marina Circuit, a location at which he triumphed in 2012.
Despite the extensive length of his career and the amount of love he possesses for the sport, Raikkonen believes he is unlikely to get emotional during his final race weekend.
“I don’t know, I doubt it [that I will be emotional] but you never know,” said the Alfa Romeo driver when asked about it.
Many F1 drivers tend to participate in other forms of motorsport after they retire from F1. Raikkonen was asked whether he had any plans for his retirement. He responded with: “Right now I’m not looking at anything apart from finishing the year. We’ll see if there’s some interesting things that comes out, if it makes sense maybe I’ll do it but I have zero plans right now.”
“I don’t want to make any plans, I’m looking forward to having a less hectic schedule from my side so we’ll see if we’ll do something or not in the future.”