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Busy F1 calendar not a factor in Raikkonen’s retirement

Kimi Raikkonen Kimi Raikkonen has said the prospect a 23-race Formula 1 schedule next year had no bearing in his decision to retire at the end of the season. Raikkonen announced his retirement in September via social media, bringing the curtain down on a career that began with Sauber in 2001 and netted him the 2007 world championship with Ferrari. The Finn has been a popular figure in the sport, largely for his often monosyllabic responses to the media and his nonchalant demeanour. Now a father, Raikkonen has made no secret of his desire to spend more time at home with his family, but rejected the idea that a busy 23-event schedule for 2022 accelerated his decision to quit. “No,” he...
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