- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Espoo, Finland
A year ago the question was, why would Kimi Räikkönen go ‘backwards’, from Ferrari to Alfa Romeo?
Now the answer is known; because he loves racing in Formula 1® so much.
Kimi made a strong start to the season, easily accounting for teammate Antonio Giovinazzi, and even corrected a late-season fade by the team with fourth place in Brazil.
Räikkönen remains one of the sport’s greatest enigmas. He has a huge following among Formula 1® fans, in spite of making little effort to engage with them like other drivers do. And he is popular among the media, despite being notoriously difficult to interview.
He is now 40 years old, and starting his 18th season in Formula 1®. When Kimi first raced in Australia, Giovinazzi was seven years old.