Kimi Raikkonen will make his comeback in motorsport, in the USA!

Who would have believed it a few days ago? While he seemed on track to enjoy his retirement with his family, after drawing a line under the Formula 1 episode last year, Iceman will finally find the circuits. But it is in the USA that Kimi Raikkonen will make his comeback. Indeed, the ex-Alfa Roméo Racing driver will take control of a Nascar car this summer on the Watkins Glen circuit in the Cup Series. However, it will not be his first freelance in the American series. Indeed, the 2007 F1 world champion had already participated in two races, in 2011.

Kimi Raikkonen: a freelance in Nascar, to start?

“I believe the first discussions date back to the end of last year. I knew there was going to be something. At the beginning, I didn’t consider it seriously and then we had several discussions about the operation, the place of the race and other things. For me, for our family, it made sense. It’s just a race, I’ve always loved [la Nascar], I had participated in a few races. I hope to have a good race and have fun. Of course it’s a new car and I’ve never driven there but I’m sure we’ll sort this out soon.”

Kimi Raikkonen therefore reveals that the first discussions had taken place at the end of 2021, when he retired from the premier category of motorsport. Could this new freelance lead to a more serious, long-term commitment in the USA? We imagine that in the event of a good result, the Finn could think about it. Debuts to follow, then… Remember that Kimi has also been Team Principa since his retirement from Formula 1, but in a team on two wheels.

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