OREANDA-NEWS. The world champion in Formula 1 racing Finn Kimi Raikkonen announced his retirement. He admitted that he will retire from the sport at the end of this season. He says the reason for his decision is tiredness from a busy schedule.

"I have been performing here for a very long time. I can say that, fortunately, Formula 1 has never been my life. It requires a lot, takes a lot of time," GrandPX.news quotes him. part of my life. "

“I’m tired of schedules, and I don’t want them to be with me. And in the last 18-19 years I have had them consistently. This is one of the main reasons why I wanted to do something else. There are other activities: family , take children to kindergarten or school ... Yes, a lot. "

Recall that during his career in Formula 1, Raikkonen became a champion once. This happened in 2007. Then he played for Ferrari.

Raikkonen himself said on his Instagram account on September, 1, that the 2021 season will be his last in Formula 1. As previously reported, it is assumed that compatriot Valtteri Bottas will replace him in Alfa Romeo.

Raikkonen became F1 champion in 2007 and has won 21 races, 18 pole positions and a total of 103 podium finishes. "That's all. This will be my last season in Formula 1. This decision I made during the winter break. It was not easy for me, but I decided that at the end of the season I need to try something new", - posted by Kimi.