Kimi Raikkonen

Is it time for Kimi to retire?

July 9 2021 , 7:08 am

Taking out Sebastian Vettel on the final lap of the Austrian Grand Prix, one does wonder whether it is time for Kimi Raikkonen to hang up his helmet. Raikkonen is the oldest driver on this year’s grid at 41, he’s also the most experienced with 338 race starts to his name. That experience, though, was […]

Kimi Raikkonen – I hate bullshit Media

January 26 2020 , 9:45 pm

Kimi Raikkonen is a hard man to get hold of, when you are a media person. The Finnish veteran is well-known for being very curt when addressing media personnel. However, he also employs another tactic of avoiding interviews altogether. Why does Kimi Raikkonen not like the media? The 2007 world champion firmly believes that the […]

Kimi Raikkonen believes the 2019 aerodynamic rules have made it easier to follow other Formula 1 cars in races.

April 7 2019 , 12:42 am

Kimi Raikkonen believes the 2019 aerodynamic rules have made it easier to follow other Formula 1 cars in races. The Alfa Romeo driver admits, however, that he didn’t have quite enough performance to find his way past the McLaren of Lando Norris in Bahrain. Raikkonen followed up his eighth place in Australia by qualifying eighth […]

Kimi Raikkonen wins thrilling United States GP

October 31 2018 , 1:46 pm

With a prize as great as a fifth Formula One world title at stake, it was only fitting that Lewis Hamilton should have to work for it. In a riveting pot-boiler of a United States Grand Prix, he strained every sinew in pursuit of his prize, weaving all over this Texan track in his quest […]

Raikkonen joins Sauber on a two year deal

September 13 2018 , 10:48 pm

Kimi Raikkonen only started talks about returning to the Sauber Formula 1 team after learning he would lose his Ferrari drive during the previous grand prix weekend at Monza. The 2007 world champion’s second spell at Ferrari will end this year as the Italian team has opted to replace him with rising star Charles Leclerc […]

Ferrari confirms Leclerc for 2019 F1 season

September 13 2018 , 10:45 pm

Charles Leclerc’s promotion to the Ferrari has finally been sealed after the Formula 1 team confirmed him as Kimi Raikkonen’s 2019 replacement. Leclerc is a Ferrari Driver Academy graduate and will become the first product of the programme to drive for the Italian team in F1. He will also be the second-youngest driver in history […]

Raikkonen was driving for himself in Monza as he was already sacked by Ferrari

September 4 2018 , 5:32 pm

The Kimi Raikkonen and Ferrari saga has taken an ugly turn in the last few days, with multiple reports suggesting that the Finn is on his way out, following an agreement that was made between Marchionne and Leclerc. Marchionne was a massive Leclerc fan and wanted him to drive for Ferrari in 2019. That ‘initial […]

Kimi Raikkonen sets fastest ever pole at Italian Grand Prix since 2004

September 4 2018 , 5:20 pm

Kimi Räikkönen stunned Ferrari, Italy and the dueling championship rivals of Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton Saturday to take pole for the Italian Grand Prix with the fastest-ever lap in Formula 1 history. Räikkönen has been cast as the second driver at Ferrari since his return to the team in 2014. But he rolled back […]

Why Kimi Raikkonen is Ferrari’s real F1 2018 benchmark

April 25 2018 , 12:13 pm

Sebastian Vettel has won two of the first three races of the Formula 1 season, but his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen is the real benchmark of Ferrari’s strength at the start of 2018. As a four-time world champion who is younger and has considerably better recent form, it is no surprise to see Vettel being an […]

Sebastian Vettel on pole for Bahrain GP, Lewis Hamilton ninth

April 7 2018 , 5:00 pm

Sebastian Vettel will head an all-Ferrari front row at the Bahrain Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton will start ninth after a grid penalty. Hamilton qualified fourth behind Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and his team-mate Valtteri Bottas but has a five-pace drop for an unauthorised gearbox change. The star of qualifying was arguably Pierre Gasly in the […]