Kimi Raikkonen expects to make his Formula 1 return at the Russian Grand Prix after revealing he’s “all good” following his positive COVID-19 diagnosis.
During the Dutch Grand Prix weekend Raikkonen tested positive for COVID, forcing him to sit out the last two races at Zandvoort and Monza.
Alfa Romeo drafted in test and reserve driver Robert Kubica as Raikkonen’s replacement, marking the Polish driver’s first F1 appearances since 2019.
Kubica failed to progress from Q1 at either race but finished 15th and 14th in both events respectively.
Raikkonen posted a brief update on his condition over his Instagram account, confirming he would be back racing at Sochi.
“I am all good. See you at the next GP,” Raikkonen wrote.
Raikkonen announced prior to testing positive for COVID-19 that he would be retiring from F1 at the end of the season.
The 2007 world champion has scored points on just two occasions in 2021, registering two 10th place finishes in Azerbaijan and Hungary.
Alfa Romeo moved quickly to announce Raikkonen’s replacement, with compatriot Valtteri Bottas agreeing a multi-year deal to join the Swiss-based outfit from Mercedes next year.