Raikkonen secures victory in journey to Formula 1 grid

Kimi Raikkonen’s son could be set to follow in his father’s footsteps after securing a karting race victory over the weekend.

Kimi Raikkonen could be set to one day see his family’s name in Formula 1 again, as his son might be preparing to follow in his footsteps within motorsport.

Minttu Raikkonen, Kimi’s wife, shared a post on social media celebrating their son’s recent victory in karting, showing the young lad on the top step of the podium.

The image was simply captioned “Champ,” showing just how proud both his mother and father were of the moment.

Raikkonen himself was a young talent when he broke into Formula 1, jumping into the driving seat at Sauber at the age of 21, moving swiftly to McLaren.

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The Finn, nicknamed the ‘Iceman’ for his calm demeanour, would swiftly stamp his mark on the sport, securing the world championship with Ferrari in 2007.

Raikkonen’s son might not be in the sport for a few years, being only 8 years old, he is well on his way, having secured P1 in his most recent karting race.

With Raikkonen’s competitive streak undoubtedly having been paced on to his son, the young karting lad will be targeting more victories in the motorsport industry.

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If Raikkonen’s son was to join the grid, he would follow a long line of father-son drivers, including, most recently, Jos and Max Verstappen.

With his quest for silverware, Raikkonen’s son will probably be more keen to follow the successful lineages of Graham and Damon Hill or Keke and Nico Rosberg, who all became world champions.

With ten years to go before he can join the grid, Raikkonen’s son will have time to hone his craft but 2033 could see another racing Raikkonen.