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Special delivery: Ferrari send Kimi Raikkonen his 2018 US Grand Prix-winning SF71H

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Kimi Raikkonen has been given a special gift by his former employers Ferrari, after the Scuderia sent their erstwhile driver the Ferrari SF71H with which he claimed his last race win for the team, at the 2018 United States Grand Prix.

Raikkonen triumphed at the at the Circuit of The Americas just weeks after the news had come that he would be replaced for the following season by Charles Leclerc, with the Finn winning out in a closely fought battle with Red Bull driver Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.

F1 REWIND: Watch Raikkonen's brilliant 2018 US Grand Prix win in full

The victory was his first since the 2013 Australian Grand Prix win scored with Lotus 2,044 days previously – and the only one the 2007 champion secured during his five-season return to Ferrari from 2014-2018, leading to the Finn’s famous outburst over team radio at the end of the race: “****ing finally!”

A post on Raikkonen’s Instagram Stories showed him helping to remove the SF71H from a delivery vehicle, before displaying it in his garage alongside a collection of motocross bikes, which (according to another post on his Instagram) Raikkonen has been using to keep fit during the 2020 season delay caused by the coronavirus.

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