Kimi Raikkonen

 
In the 2005 and 2008 seasons, Raikkonen equaled Michael Schumacher's record of ten fastest race laps in a season, set in 2004. |  In 2008, Raikkonen was the then highest paid driver in Formula One with an estimated salary of $51m per year. |  In 2008, Raikkonen appeared on a set of Finnish postage stamps. |  Snowmobiles, snowboards, yachting and ice hockey are among his favourite pastimes. |  Raikkonen famously only had a total of 23 car races in his life before he made his F1. He won 13 of them. |  After a return from a sabbatical in 2012, he finished all his 20 races; 19 of which were in the points |  He finished a record 27 races in a row in the points during the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

FACTFILE

Name: Kimi Raikkonen
Nickname: Ice Man, Kimster
DOB: Oct 17 1979
Place Of Birth: Espoo
Nationality: Finnish
Most Races For: Ferrari - 114
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PROFILE
Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen's talent is undeniable. Dropped by Ferrari at the end of 2009, the Scuderia had no choice but to re-sign the Finn several years later. Having taken a sabbatical from Formula One for two years, Raikkonen returned to F1 in 2012 with Lotus to show that he had lost none of his drive. But just two race wins in two years in a financially struggling outfit wasn't enough even though he was a title contender in both the campaigns at one point or the other. It was this tenacity that had earned him his title in 2007 by a solitary point! Runner-up twice before with McLaren where he had clearly peaked, the Iceman - nicknamed for his cool demeanour - has versatile motorsport skills, having participated in not only NASCAR but also in rallying. He is unflustered with paddock politics too, which makes him a fan favourite. Raikkonen's flair has been evident from the moment his F1 career began, when he scored a point in his debut race with Sauber. He won the title in his debut season with Ferrari although the succeeding years proved to be lackluster but one can easily expect Raikkonen to unleash again.

MILESTONE

  • YEARS
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STATISTICS
YEARS
YearTeamClaGPs WinsPolesPods FLsPts
2001Sauber10th1600009
2002McLaren6th17004124
2003McLaren2nd161210391
2004McLaren7th18114245
2005McLaren2nd18751210112
2006McLaren5th18036365
2007Ferrari1st1763126110
2008Ferrari3rd182291075
2009Ferrari6th17105048
2012Lotus3rd201072207
2013Lotus5th171082183
2014Ferrari12th19000155
2015Ferrari4th190032150
2016Ferrari6th210041186
2017Ferrari4th3000134
Total 254201684441394

Kimi Raikkonen - HEAD TO HEAD (TEAM-MATES)

Kimi Raikkonen - Season Performance

According to stats...

  • In the 2005 and 2008 seasons, Raikkonen equaled Michael Schumacher's record of ten fastest race laps in a season, set in 2004.
  • In 2008, Raikkonen was the then highest paid driver in Formula One with an estimated salary of $51m per year.
  • In 2008, Raikkonen appeared on a set of Finnish postage stamps.
  • Snowmobiles, snowboards, yachting and ice hockey are among his favourite pastimes.
  • Raikkonen famously only had a total of 23 car races in his life before he made his F1. He won 13 of them.
  • After a return from a sabbatical in 2012, he finished all his 20 races; 19 of which were in the points
  • He finished a record 27 races in a row in the points during the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

QUOTES ON KIMI RAIKKONEN

Leave me alone, I know what I'm doing!
- Raikkonen instructs his race engineer during the 2012 Abu Dhabi GP



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