2007 Formula 1 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen and his wife Minttu Raikkonen have announced that they are expecting a third child, with the gender of the baby having also been revealed on social media.
The Finnish couple are currently parents to Robin Raikkonen and Rianna Angelia Milana Raikkonen, with Robin set to get a second sister.
Kimi and Minttu announced that they were expecting a second daughter within the caption that went along with an image of the two breaking the exciting news, with the caption having read: “Oh baby girl, you are already so loved. We can’t wait to meet the newest member of our family in a few months!”
The ex-Formula 1 driver might be hoping that one of his children goes on to become as successful a racing driver as he was, with Robin in particular having already gained several fan pages tracking his karting progress.
It appears that Robin’s style is already incredibly similar to his father’s, with his godfather, Ferrari employee Gino Rosato, having revealed that he has “natural talent”.
“What a day with the Raikkonens,” he posted on Instagram.
“I felt like I’d seen this before, very quiet, little interaction, always looking a bit lost and disinterested!
“But like his dad, ‘Leave me alone’, ‘Where’s the car?’ And [then] the magic comes to life, fast. Fast, natural talent, call it what you want!! @f1 here we go!”
This “natural talent” may well come from his father, with Kimi’s former Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel having hailed the Finn has being the “biggest natural talent” he’s ever seen.
“I think Kimi is actually the biggest natural talent I’ve come across ever,” Vettel said last year on Formula 1’s ‘Beyond the Grid’ podcast.
“Just in terms of raw speed, and it shows in the car, obviously, but it shows also in any other form of car. If there was a discipline of switching cars, Kimi would be lapping everybody else.
“He’s just a natural. He doesn’t take time to adapt to the car, to what the car requires. You give him a steering wheel and he knows what to do. Sometimes you feel it’s unfair, you need to get used to it first, and get an idea of the track or the conditions and for him, it’s just boom.”