Kimi Raikkonen may currently be enjoying some time off from Formula 1 during the sport's summer break, but that did not keep the Finn away from the racetrack as his young son, Robin, got behind the wheel of a go-kart of the first time.

Raikkonen uploaded a series of pictures and one video of his son sampling a go-kart with the caption "ACEMAN BEGINS" (his own nickname being 'Iceman'), starting him on the right track towards a possible career in racing.

Raikkonen talked back in April about Robin's burgeoning interest in cars and motorsport, and was open to supporting a possible career in racing for his son - but joked it would be easier if it remained a hobby.

"He enjoys cars, but more bikes right now. But who knows, today they like one thing and tomorrow it is completely 180 degrees on something else," Raikkonen said.

"Probably in the summer we will take him in a go-kart for the first time and if he likes it, he can do it. But you never know with the kids - one day it is this and the next day it is that.

"I don't mind, if it only comes as a hobby then it is a great hobby for them, and it is probably easier for me."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ACEMAN BEGINS.

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I got it from my daddy #ace

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