In an interview with the Italian Gazzetta dello Sport, Kimi Räikkönen said that a decision on the continuation of a long and handsome F1 career can be expected for at least some time.
- I haven't thought about it, I don't know when I will stop, Räikkönen told the Italian GP weekend to the Italian media according to the grandprix website.
However, the age king of Formula One already agreed to open up a bit, what he plans to do after the overalls are finally pounded.
The plans are to spend quality time with Robin's son on the go-kart track and to deliver a long-term promise to Minttu Räikkönen, the driver's wife.
- When I finish, I spend time with my family.
I don’t know if I do racing in any other class, but I’m definitely going karting with my son.
And I'm taking my wife on a honeymoon - I always told her I would do it when I quit, and she's still waiting, Räikkönen said.
Räikkönen's early season at Alfa Romeo went really quietly, but in the last races the pace of the Italian stable has been a bit better.
- Sometimes it's more difficult, sometimes less, but that's the kind of racing and it just has to be accepted.
One cannot think that there are only good times.
I like racing and have fun trying to improve.
Of course we would like to be better, but we will not give up, Räikkönen pondered in Italy.
In Monza, the 2007 world champion got to experience for a long time what it feels like to be at the top of the F1 race.
Two consecutive safety car chases raised the Finn to second place in the dramatic race at the best after the retreat.
However, Alfa Romeo's miserable pace did not leave the Finns with opportunities to defend their positions, and the opening points of the season were still a dream.
Räikkönen's F1 career began at the wheel of Sauber in 2001. With Alfa Romeo, he is now driving through his second season.