What next for Kimi Raikkonen? 5 new jobs the Kimster should consider after F1
After sixteen seasons in F1, it appears that Ferrari will not be offering Kimi Raikkonen another year at the team.
So, at the tender age of 38, will everybody’s favourite Finn spend his time at home counting his money, or is it time for a new challenge?
For a man of his undoubted skills, there are a few interesting possibilities…
A move into politics
At least he would be a President people actually like.
Now this isn’t as bonkers as it sounds.
Kimi could follow in the footsteps of another Ferrari star, Carlos Reutemann, who entered politics and became governor of Santa Fe in Argentina.
Kimi, as we know, has little to say and when he does have something to utter, it is always honest, short and to the point.
Anything confusing or convoluted, about Brexit for example, could simply be answered with ‘BWOAH’ or ‘It is what it is’ and we could all just move on to the next subject of the day.
Perfect and a sure-fire vote winner.
Hosting his own DIY show
Mrs R on the roof while Kimi has a drink. (Picture via Kimstergram).
DIY and home makeover shows are all the rage these days, however we are fairly sure that none of them are hosted by a Formula 1 world champion, so this would be of special interest.
Those following his Instagram account, will have seen that over the last few weeks, he has knocked up a playhouse/slide unit for his children, making sure that Mrs Raikkonen did all the dangerous bits, while he had a drink, thus appealing to a broad range of the viewer demographic.
Launch his own ice cream brand
This one is a no-brainer surely?
Already having dabbled in the drinks market as ambassador for Finnish alcoholic beverage ‘Iceman’ Kimi already has the experience and profile in the industry for this career change.
Ask anybody the top three things that they’ll remember Kimi for and one of them is bound to be ice cream.
A marketing mans dream, you can’t lick this one.
“And then…mumble, mumble, at Silverstone in 2003, BWOAH, mumble, mumble, for sure, mumble”
On second thoughts, this one is probably a non-starter.
Kimi likes looking at trees.
Over time, our man has, apart from F1, tried other motorsport disciplines.
He’s had a bash at NASCAR, Rallying and even once took part in a powerboat race dressed in a gorilla suit.
However, unlike soon-to-depart F1 colleague, Fernando Alonso, he shows little interest in Le Mans or IndyCar and if you asked him, he’d probably think the Triple Crown was a brand of ice lolly.
Who knows, maybe another F1 team will stick him in their line-up.
Now that, an awful lot of us would like to see…