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Kimi Räikkönen

Kimi Räikkönen Kimi Räikkönen
Team Ferrari
Nationality Finnish
Podiums 77
Points 1008
Grands Prix entered 206
World Championships 1
Highest race finish 1 (x20)
Highest grid position 1 (x16)
Date of Birth 17/10/1979
Place of Birth Espoo
Kimi Räikkönen DRIVER
Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus F1.
Formula One World Championship, Rd7, Canadian Grand Prix, Qualifying, Montreal, Canada, Saturday, 8 June 2013

2013

Emerges as early title contender after brilliant win in Australia and three consecutive second places in China, Bahrain and Spain, before Lotus form takes slight dip. Signs for Ferrari for 2014 in September and misses last two rounds of season for back surgery.

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus E20.
Formula One World Championship, Rd11, Hungarian Grand Prix, Race Day, Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, 29 July 2012

2012

Five podiums - including three second-place finishes - from opening 11 races is a great start to the Finn's comeback season, but a win remains elusive until the 18th round in Abu Dhabi. Victory combined with brilliant consistency helps solidify a strong third place in the standings.

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Kyle Busch Motorsports. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Rd7, Charlotte Motor Speedway, USA, 20 May 2011.

2011

Competes for a second season in the World Rally Championship. Struggles to make much of an impression and signs to make his Formula One comeback with Lotus in 2012.

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Citroen D3 WRC. FIA World Rally Championship, Rd3, Jordan Rally Shakedown, Dead Sea, Amman, Jordan, 14 April 2011.

2010

Leaves Formula One racing to pursue a career in rallying. Competes in 11 rounds of the World Rally Championship. Best finish is fifth in Turkey.

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, German Grand Prix, Practice Day, Nurburgring, Germany, Friday, 10 July 2009

2009

Lacklustre early form prompts talk of lack of interest, but breaks back onto podium with third in Monaco, second in Hungary and Ferrari's only 2009 win in Belgium. Drops off pace in latter races as team halt F60 development. Loses drive to Alonso for 2010.

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari F2008.
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Japanese Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Fuji Speedway, Japan, Saturday, 11 October 2008

2008

Strong start to season before championship-winning form of 2007 deserts him, particularly in qualifying. Ends year playing supporting role to team mate Felipe Massa, despite a record-equalling 10 fastest laps. Re-signs for a further two seasons with Ferrari.

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari celebrates on the podium
Formula One World Championship, Rd17, Brazilian Grand Prix, Race Day, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, 21 October 2007

2007

Wins on his very first appearance for Ferrari in Australia and goes on to take a further five victories, including a vital win at the final round in Brazil, which sees him come from behind to take his first drivers' title by a single point.

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) McLaren Mercedes MP4/21.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 11, French Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Magny-Cours, France, 15 July 2006

2006

Fails to win a race in final season for McLaren, whose car is unable to match the performance of Renault's and Ferrari's. Nevertheless scores in every round he finishes to take fifth in the standings. Signs new deal with Ferrari for 2007.

Race winner Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) McLaren on the podium. 
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Belgian Grand Prix, Race, Spa Francorchamps, Belgium, 11 September 2005

2005

Five poles, seven wins, five podiums, but only second in the championship due to reliability issues. Greatest victory arguably at Suzuka, where he starts 17th on the grid and passes Renault's Giancarlo Fisichella on the final lap to win.

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) McLaren Mercedes MP4/19B.
Formula One World Championship, Rd13, Hungarian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary, 13 August 2004

2004

Early-season reliability problems put an early end to championship hopes, but he proves his resilience with pole position at Silverstone and a superb victory over Ferrari's Michael Schumacher in the Belgian Grand Prix.

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) McLaren Mercedes MP4/17D.
Formula One World Championship, Rd9, European Grand Prix, Race Day, Nurburgring, Germany, 29 June 2003

2003

Takes maiden Grand Prix win in Malaysia and a total of ten podium finishes. Emerges as Michael Schumacher's most consistent title challenger. Runner-up in the drivers' championship, just two points behind the German.

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) McLaren.
Formula One World Championship, Rd14, Belgian Grand Prix, Spa Francorchamps, Belgium., 1 September 2002

2002

Joins McLaren and takes three third places and a second in his first season with the team.

Kimi Raikkonen(FIN) Sauber Petronas C20 British Grand Prix Qualifying, Silverstone 14 July 2001. World © Sutton

2001

A strong debut season for Sauber. He takes nine points to finish 10th in the drivers' championship and manages ten top-ten qualifying performances.

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN), British Formula Renault Championship, 2000. World © Bearne/Sutton

2000

British Formula Renault champion. Competes in three rounds of the European Formula Renault championship and takes two wins, two poles and two fastest laps.

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Manor Motorsport shows off the trophies he received for winning all the races in the series. Formula Renault Winter Series, Donington Park, England, 21 November 1999. World © McNeil/Sutton

1999

Competes in British Formula Ford and Formula Renault, winning the latter's winter series.

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) World Karting Championship, Margutti, Parma, Italy March 1998. World © Walker/Sutton

1998

Finnish karting champion, plus strong performances in numerous international karting series.