Raikkonen's spokesman, Riku Kuvaja, is quoted by the Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat: "Minttu and Kimi hope, above all, for peace from the media in this joyous time."

Praise the gods, a mini Iceman cometh! In 12 years, when no doubt F1 drivers will be around that age, perhaps we will have another sleepy Finn.

"Kimi how do you feel about becoming a father?"

"Itsnormaleverybodydoesthat*shrug*.......pause....yeahso"

Kimi Raikkonen looks set to race into the world of fatherhood.