Kimi and the kids fly off for the summer break

Kimi Raikkonen and family fly off on their summer holiday - August 2018

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The Formula 1 summer shutdown has officially started, which means that all the drivers and team personnel get to go on holiday and leave all their worries about the 2018 world championship behind them for a fortnight.

The ever-chilled Kimi Raikkonen certainly doesn't need telling twice, and he was soon flying off to spend some quality time with his son Robin (who was the star of the podium in Hungary), his daughter Rianna and wife Minttu.

The kids seem quite nonplussed about having a private jet all to themselves and are happy just to get a quick nap. Kimi on the other hand is keeping one eye on them and the other on his tablet - just like any other regular parent on a long flight, in other words.

We wish the Raikkonen family have a very happy time away. No doubt we'll be catching up with the holiday antics of the rest of the Formula 1 paddock over the next couple of weeks.

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