Kimi Räikkönen, 41, the most experienced Formula One rider in history, made his debut in the sport in 2001, and in order for the Finn to reach the top category, he still had to make very serious sacrifices for his family, as well as the fact that manager David Robertson embraces him, invests in him.
The 2007 world champion is just amazed at how expensive racing has become for young people today.
“Motorsport has always been expensive, even when I was young. But I hear that professional go-karting is more expensive today than it was in my time, the Forma Renault, 20 years ago. This is ready madness! ” Quoted Speed Week.
“This makes it much harder for young people to get into racing. Good youth education teams are supported by car manufacturers. ”
Räikkönen’s son, Robin, has caught go-karting himself in the last year or two, so he may have to spend a lot of money on it soon – luckily they have something to grind into milk, which won’t be a problem.
“I have no idea if he will eventually compete. If we ask you today, you want to go karting, if you want something else tomorrow. Now that’s it. You just feel good (in the go-kart). ”