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F1's Kimi Raikkonen out of Dutch Grand Prix after contracting Covid-19

F1's Kimi Raikkonen out of Dutch Grand Prix after contracting Covid-19

Photo: F1 Official Twitter.

Kimi Raikkonen has been ruled out of tomorrow's Dutch Grand Prix after testing positive for coronavirus.

He'll be replaced in the Alfa Romeo by Robert Kubica.

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Raikkonen, who announced this week he'll be retiring from Formula One at the end of the season, becomes the seventh driver known to have contracted Covid-19.

RΓ€ikkΓΆnen made his F1 debut in 2001 at the age of 21.

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In 2007, he become world champion for the first time and drove for several teams over his career including Ferarri and his current team Alpha Romeo.

They said on Twitter: β€œTruly the end of an era for our sport. Thank you for everything, F1 won’t be the same without you. Kiitos, Kimi.

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