Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen said he is happy to move to normal life as he finishes his career in Formula 1.

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has been the final race for Kimi Raikkonen, who retires from the sport after 19 seasons in total.

The Finnish driver had to retire from the race due to a ‘technical problem’, and while it’s not the result he hoped for in his last race, he admitted he is happy to move on to a normal life.

“It’s been nice to see so many people showing their appreciation today, even if the race didn’t go as we hoped,” Raikkonen released to the media, including ASN Motorsports.

“We had an issue after the pit-stop, a technical problem that meant we finished earlier today. That’s racing, sometimes things fail, but today’s result doesn’t influence how I feel about my career.

“I’m happy to move on to a normal life, I am looking forward to it. Of course, I will miss a lot of the great people I met over the years; 20 years have gone quickly.

“I made lots of memories, some good, some bad, and these are going to stay with me forever.”

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