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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

F1: Japanese Grand Prix - 5 talking points

The five talking points of the Japanese GP held at Suzuka last weekend..

What's troubling Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel?

Vettel is clearly among the best in the world but not clearly in thick form in 2016? So what happened and what have been the German's woes?

2016 Singapore GP Preview and Live Timings

The Singapore GP starts this weekend and the championship tussle is fiercer than ever, now that Rosberg has cut Hamilton's lead to 2 points.

Deciphering the reasons behind Kimi Raikkonen’s return to form

A look at several reasons which assisted Raikkonen in gaining his lost form.
Rosberg wins Italian Grand Prix
Hamilton takes Italian GP pole position

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.
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