Kimi Raikkonen's talent is undeniable.
Dropped by Ferrari at the end of 2009 in favour of Fernando Alonso, the Scuderia had no choice but to re-sign the Finn for 2014 and beyond after Maranello struggled under the Red Bull era.
Having taken a sabbatical from Formula One for two years to compete in the World Rally Championship, Raikkonen returned to F1 in 2012 with Lotus. And Unlike Michael Schumacher's dismal comeback, the Finn had lost none of his drive.
But just two race wins in two years in a financially struggling outfit wasn't enough. Despite the handicap, he was a title contender in both the campaigns at one point or the other.
And he wasn't racing for charity either. Having not been paid by Lotus, Raikkonen returned to Ferrari, where he clinched his title in 2007, unflustered with the fact that he would be teaming up with the politically-driven Fernando Alonso.
For 2015, he would be paired up with Sebastian Vettel with the two carrying the burden of reviving championship hopes of the team.
Runner-up twice before with McLaren, the Iceman - nicknamed for his cool demeanour - has versatile skills in motorsport, having participated in not only NASCAR but also in rallying.
His talents were such that he was roped in by leading F1 team McLaren in 2002 to replace the departing double world champion and compatriot Mika Hakkinen. Raikkonen's flair however was 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 lacklustre. We just have to wait to watch Raikkonen unleash again.