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Raikkonen set to become a father

ESPN Staff
August 13, 2014
Minttu Virtanen and Kimi Raikkonen in the Bahrain paddock this season © Sutton Images

Kimi Raikkonen and girlfriend Minttu Virtanen are expecting their first child.

The news was reported in Finland last week and confirmed by Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, who congratulated his driver on the news on Wednesday.

"On the subject of Kimi, I wish him all the best as he is soon to become a dad," Montezmolo told the Ferrari website.

Virtanen has accompanied Raikkonen to several races this year and confirmed the news to her followers on her Instagram account. According to Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat the baby is due to be born in the early part of 2015.

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