Hot on the heels of his announcement that this season will be his last in F1, Kimi Raikkonen’s rivals have paid tribute to the Finnish star.

Raikkonen announced earlier this week that, after 19 years in Formula 1, 21 race wins, 103 podiums and one World title, he was ready to say farewell.

“This is it. This will be my last season in Formula 1,” he said.

“This is a decision I did during last winter. It was not an easy decision but after this season it is time for new things.”

The 41-year-old Finn, one of the biggest personalities on the grid, will be sorely missed by not only his fans but also his fellow drivers.

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