David Robertson, one half of Kimi Räikkönen’s long-time management team, has died at the age of 70.

Robertson managed the Finn’s commercial and contractual interests alongside his son Steve, a former junior-level racing driver.

The pair worked alongside Räikkönen since his F1 debut with Sauber in 2001, and earned a reputation for driving high-dollar – and minimal media – deals for their star driver. They had also previously worked as Jenson Button’s management team during the Brit’s rise to Formula 1 the year before.

Robertson Sr had been battling terminal laryngeal cancer for some time, and worked an agreement before his death for Räikkönen’s affairs to be overseen by MB Partners, the global sports agency run by ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Blundell.

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