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Kimi Räikkönen retires at end of this season

An Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN driver, Kimi Räikkönen, will retire from Formula One at the end of this season.

Kimi boasts 344 Grand Prix entries, 19 seasons, 21 wins and one World Championship.

He debuted with the Sauber F1 Team in 2001. Time with McLaren, Ferrari, Lotus and eventually with Alfa followed.

Jean Philippe Imparato, CEO of Alfa Romeo, said, “Kimi is a legend of the sport and it was fantastic for Alfa Romeo to be a part of his journey. He has always been a star, both behind the wheel and of our marketing campaigns. He proved to be a phenomenon on track, fast and determined. The ‘Iceman’ will always represent a milestone in the glorious history of Alfa Romeo.”

Frédéric Vasseur, team principal of Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN, said, “There isn’t any driver out there like Kimi Räikkönen. His presence, his charisma and his unique attitude, matched with the innate skill that made this team give him a chance back in 2001, have made him a legend of our sport in a way that numbers and statistics struggle to convey. It was a pleasure to work with him.”

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