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Kimi Raikkonen

Video: Raikkonen given emotional send-off from Alfa Romeo

With only two races remaining before he bows out of F1 after 20 years, Kimi Raikkonen has been given a very special send-off from the Alfa Romeo team at their factory in Switzerland.

Raikkonen goodbye evening Sauber november 2021
To news overview © Kimi Raikkonen Instagram

Kimi Raikkonen has been given a huge send-off from the Alfa Romeo team ahead of his impending retirement from F1.

With the Finn set to compete in his final two Formula 1 races at the upcoming Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix, his colleagues organised a grand celebration at the squad's factory in Switzerland in what looked to be an emotional event.

Staff formed a guard of honour and applauded as Raikkonen - who began his F1 career with Sauber back in 2001 - walked through with his wife Minttu and their two children.

It seemed to be a moving occasion for many, with Minttu Raikkonen writing on social media that it had been an "emotional night".

And whilst the Iceman himself is known for being a man of few words, the veteran driver took the microphone to speak to his team and later shared some words of thanks on Instagram.

"Thank you everyone for a night to remember," Raikkonen wrote. "Thank you everyone for all the years together. Thank you for your hard work. Thank you for all the memories. You are good people. Sincerely Kimi"

See a video and pictures from the special event below!

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