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Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen


Kimi Raikkonen: bio Kimi-Matias Räikkönen (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈkimi ˈmɑtiɑs ˈræikːønen]; born 17 October 1979), nicknamed "The Ice Man", is a Finnish racing driver currently driving in Formula One for Scuderia Ferrari. He is often considered to be one of the fastest F1 drivers in the sport. He won the F1 Drivers' Championship with Ferrari in 2007. After nine seasons racing in Formula One, in which during his first Ferrari stint he was the 2007 World Champion, he competed in the World Rally Championship in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, he returned to Formula One, driving for Lotus with whom he stayed in 2013. On 11 September 2013, Ferrari announced their signing of Räikkönen on a two-year contract, beginning in the 2014 season. His current contract with the team has been extended and he will remain with the team until the end of the 2018 season. Räikkönen entered Formula One as a regular driver for Sauber-Petronas in 2001, having carried the shortest of resumes, with only 23 car races under his belt. Having previously only raced in very junior open-wheel categories, he was given his Super Licence from the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) after a performance delivery promise by his team boss, Peter Sauber. He joined McLaren Mercedes in 2002, and became a title contender by finishing runner-up in the 2003 and 2005 championships to Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso, respectively. Räikkönen's 2002, 2004 and 2006 seasons were plagued by severe unreliability from his McLaren cars. Full bio http://www.motorsport.com/driver/kimi-raikkonen/bio


Kimi Räikkönen
Born Kimi-Matias Räikkönen
(1979-10-17) 17 October 1979 (age 38)
Espoo, Finland
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Finnish
2017 team Ferrari
2018 team Ferrari
Car number 7
Entries 273 (271 starts)
Championships 1 (2007)
Wins 20
Podiums 91
Career points 1565
Pole positions 17
Fastest laps 45
First entry 2001 Australian Grand Prix
First win 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix
Last win 2013 Australian Grand Prix
Last entry 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
2017 position 4th (205 pts)
World Rally Championship record
Active years 2009–2011
Teams Citroën Junior Team, ICE 1 Racing
Rallies 21
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Podiums 0
Stage wins 1
Total points 59
First rally 2009 Rally Finland
Last rally 2011 Wales Rally GB

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