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Kimi Raikkonen Biography & Latest News

Kimi Raikkonen Biography

Kimi-Matias Räikkönen is a Finnish racing driver. He currently drives in Formula One for Lotus. After nine seasons racing in Formula One, in which he won the 2007 Formula One World Drivers' Championship, he competed in the World Rally Championship from 2010–2011. Räikkönen entered Formula One as a regular driver for Sauber-Petronas in 2001. 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 switched to Ferrari in 2007, becoming the highest paid driver in motorsport with an estimated wage of $51 million per year. His move to Ferrari saw him secure his first Formula One World Drivers' Championship, beating McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso by one point, as well as becoming one of the very few drivers to win in their first season at Ferrari. In 2008, he equaled the record for fastest laps in a season for the second time. After another year with the Ferrari F1 team, he left to drive a Citroën C4 WRC for the Citroën Junior Team in the World Rally Championship for 2010. He has dabbled in NASCAR and made his debut for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series. In 2008, Räikkönen was among the two Formula One drivers who made it into the Forbes magazine's The Celebrity 100 list. Recently, Räikkönen has signed a 2 year deal with Lotus starting with the 2012 Formula One season.

Kimi Raikkonen Latest News & Articles

2016 F1 Belgian GP Preview and Live Timings information The summer break has provided a chance for the drivers and teams to rest and recharge before resuming the fight for both the championships
Hamilton wins German F1 GP, claims 4th race in a row
2016 Formula One German GP Preview The gloves are off between the two Mercedes drivers as they battle for supremacy and the 2016 world championship.
F1 2016: Formula 1 drivers championship standings Though Vettel, Kimi, Ricciardo and Verstappen are in the mix, it is hard to see Hamilton or Rosberg being challenged this season
Kimi Raikkonen: The quintessential Iceman Known to be a man of few words, here's a look at what makes the monosyllabic Finn such a popular driver..
2016 F1 British GP Preview and Live Timings information Just 9 points separate Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg as we move to Silverstone. Who will reign supreme in Great Britain? Stay Tuned
7 drivers who can partner Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari next year Possible drivers who can partner Sebasatian Vettel at Ferrari next year
Why Ferrari should retain Kimi Raikkonen for 2017 Should Ferrari retain Kimi Raikkonen for 2017? Here's an analysis:
2016 F1 European GP Preview and Live Timings information As Baku prepares for it's maiden venture as a Formula One host here is the lowdown in the run upto the race on Sunday.
2016 Canadian Formula One GP Preview and Live Timings A preview of the Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada
2016 Formula One Monaco GP preview and live timings information: Time to gamble Nico Rosberg's winning streak may have been broken but he will be aiming for victory in the principality of Monaco.
Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne backs team principal Maurizio Arrivabene Ferrari, the most successful and oldest team in Formula One, have not won a drivers' title since Raikkonen in 2007.
2016 Spanish Formula One GP preview and live timings information: The Spanish Armada is here Formula One now moves to Barcelona for the next round in the F1 Calendar and there has already been drama off track.
Formula One: FIA agrees to reduce power unit's cost from 2017 FIA believes the new agreement would reduce the cost by one million euros in 2017 compared to 2016 prices.
F1 Russian GP 2016: Preview and Live Streaming, Timing Information The 2015 Russian GP saw Lewis Hamilton close out the victory on his charge to the world championship. But this time it's Nico Rosberg' turn
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