Kimi Raikkonen News
`Kimi Raikkonen was persuaded to get back behind the wheel by TrackHouse Racing and its ambitious, purpose-driven Project91 program.
Formula 1 2021: Valtteri Bottas tops practice, Max Verstappen to start Russian GP in last place for fitting new engine
Verstappen, who leads by five points going into the 15th round of the white-knuckle title fight with Hamilton, has already used up the season's quota of three power units.
The 41-year-old Raikkonen, who is retiring from Formula One at the end of the season, tested positive following on-site testing at the Zandvoort track.
“This is it. This will be my last season in Formula 1,” Kimi Raikkonen wrote on Instagram. "This is a decision I did during last winter. It was not an easy decision."
Formula 1: Alfa Romeo and Sauber announce multi-year extension to partnership in 'substantial step forward'
The Italian marque returned to the sport after a 30-year absence in 2018, with Swiss outfit Sauber rebranded Alfa Romeo in 2019.
Raikkonen received the penalty after the race in Imola for not following procedure at a restart.
Formula 1 2020: Valtteri Bottas back on top ahead of Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes rule practice sessions
Bottas clocked a best lap in 1min 36.276sec to outpace Hamilton, back after a bout of Covid-19 that forced him to miss an F1 race for the first time, by 0.203 seconds.
Sauber have only one win to show for their longevity and that came with Robert Kubica at the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix when BMW were in control.
The 41-year-old Raikkonen was the 2007 champion and this season became the driver with the most race starts. Next season will be his 19th in F1.
French driver Pierre Gasly's car caught fire on Friday while there was a crash between Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll's Racing Point car.
Formula 1: Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen undecided on future, considering retirement to spend time with family
Raikkonen, who became the sport’s most experienced driver in terms of laps and kilometres completed during the Spanish Grand Prix two weeks ago, told reporters he was considering his future
Peter Sauber interview: Sauber's architect on early beginnings, foray into F1, Kimi Raikkonen as team celebrates 50 years in motorsport
This is a year of milestones - as Formula 1 celebrates 70 years in 2020, Sauber too celebrates 50 years in Motorsport. Alfa Romeo, the flagship brand under which Sauber Motorsport currently competes in Formula 1, celebrates 110 years of existence.
Formula 1: Fernando Alonso ready to make a comeback, says his former Renault team boss Flavio Briatore
The 38-year-old Spaniard left Formula 1 at the end of 2018 but is seen as a possible replacement for Australian Daniel Ricciardo, who is moving to McLaren in 2021.
Sebastian Vettel - Ferrari to part ways: After five seasons, a promising partnership ends without much fancied World Championship
Vettel now joins an illustrious list of former world champions (Fernando Alonso and Alain Prost) who arrived at Ferrari with the expectation to win but couldn’t do so.
Four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel is set to quit Ferrari at the end of the year after contract talks broke down, German media reported late on Monday.
Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton 'shocked' Australian Grand Prix is going ahead amid threat of coronavirus outbreak
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday it was 'shocking' that the season-opening Australian Grand Prix could go ahead amid the threat of the coronavirus.
Formula 1 2020: Alfa Romeo's Robert Kubica emerges fastest as pre-season testing resumes in Barcelona
Reserve Alfa Romeo driver Robert Kubica was fastest as Formula One preseason testing resumed Wednesday at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit.
Raikkonen has started 312 races since his debut in 2001, leaving him just 11 race starts shy of breaking Rubens Barrichello’s record of 322 between 1993-2011.
Formula One teams Alfa Romeo and Haas unveiled their cars for the new season on Wednesday.
Formula 1 2019: What does tumultuous relationship between Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel say about Ferrari's future plans?
For 2020, Vettel needs to pull off a miracle if he wants to retain his racing seat at Ferrari, as well as his formidable reputation in the sport. As for Leclerc, 2020 will be about consolidating his 2019 brilliance.