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F1 | Saudi Arabian GP | Raikkonen ''happy it’s over soon'' as retirement looms

The Finn has freely admitted he won’t be feeling emotional when his career ends at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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F1 | Saudi Arabian GP | Raikkonen ''happy it’s over soon'' as retirement looms
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Ahead of his final two races in Formula One, Kimi Raikkonen says he’s happy that he's bringing his career to a close. 

The 2007 World Champion is set to start his final Grand Prix in nine days' time at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. 

Raikkonen says he won’t be feeling emotional as his 19-season run in F1 concludes. 

''I don’t know why you would get emotional about it,'' he said during Thursday's press conference. 

''I’m really looking forward to it you know? I’m happy that it’s over soon. 

''It’s nothing sad, nothing bad about it.'' 

Alfa Romeo held a celebration for Raikkonen last Friday at their factory in Hinwil before the double-header to close out the 2021 season and the Finn’s career. 

Raikkonen was thankful for the idea and said it was a nice evening to see all the employees for one last time before his F1 exit. 

''Obviously it was great and nice to see all the people; it was the last time I go there. 

''I went with the family, stayed there for a while, saw all the people and signed quite a bit of stuff for them. It was nice. 

''I think it doesn’t matter how it would look; it was beautiful as a look but I think the thought is the more important part of it and it was good.'' 

His career is coming to an end but Raikkonen’s approach to the final two races remains the same as he attempts to score some points over the next two weekends.  

''Obviously it’s just any other race and we try to do as well as we can.''

''Obviously here is a new track and we’ll see what happens but we’ll do the normal stuff as always and hopefully get some decent results – and hopefully have some fun on the way.'' 

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