In the past two F1 seasons, the football game before the Grand Prix weekend in Monaco has been canceled due to corona, but the tradition is being picked up again. The match is played for charity and attracts many famous names every time. So this time. None other than Kimi Raikkonen puts on his football boots for the occasion.
The 2007 world champion hung up his F1 helmet last year and said he might never set foot in the paddock again. It remains to be seen whether this will also be the case in Monte Carlo. It is certain that the Finn will step onto the soccer field of the Stade Louis II on May 24th.
Together with reigning world champion Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel, Sergio Perez and eleven other active F1 drivers, Räikkönen forms the “Pilotes de F1” team. The former F1 driver also has support from Giancarlo Fisichella, Felipe Massa, Nico Hulkenberg, Stoffel Vandoorne, Robert Kubica and Mika Häkkinen. They compete against the “Star Team” which includes Prince Albert II, Nico Rosberg, former soccer player Francesco Totti and Daniil Kvyat.