Kimi Raikkonen to Miss F1 Dutch Grand Prix After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Kimi Raikkonen is having anything but a quiet week.

Earlier this week, the 41-year-0ld past Formula 1 champion announced that he would be retiring as a driver in F1 at season’s end. EarlySaturday, Alfa Romeo reported on social media that Raikkonen had test positive for COVID-19 and will miss the F1 Dutch Grand Prix.

F1 veteran Robert Kubica will drive for Raikkonen this week at Zandvoort, Netherlands. Kubica, 36, has made 97 starts in Formula 1, the most recent being for Williams in 2008.

Kubica scored his only career F1 win in Canada for Sauber in 2008.

Raikkonen, who participated in Friday’s practice session at Zandvoort and was 13th-quickest in the first session, is the all-time Formula 1 record-holder with 341 career starts.

Reserve driver Robert Kubica will compete in this weekend’s #DutchGP. Robert, in car #88, will take the place of Kimi Räikkönen, who tested positive to Covid-19. 🗞️ pic.twitter.com/eK5OCQx5om

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