Kimi Räikkönen has lost his grandmother last week, according to reports in Finnish papers. Sirkka Pietilä was the mother of Kimi’s mother and she died at the age of 83. In the past she was sometimes seen in the paddock supporting Kimi in full Ferrari outfit.
Kimi was quoted saying that he hopes the media will let the family grieve in peace and their privacy will be respected.
In a sad coincidence Fernando Alonso’s 78-year-old grandmother, Maria Luisa Martinez Lopez died recently too: before the European Grand Prix in Valencia. She died after a long illness.