Write & Earn
Notifications

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

Did Sergio Perez kiss the Ferrari seat goodbye in the Canadian Grand Prix?
Did Sergio Perez kiss the Ferrari seat goodbye in the Canadian Grand Prix?
By flouting team orders and keeping his interests above his team, did Sergio Perez cost himself a chance to drive for Ferrari?
F1 2017: Canadian Grand Prix Preview
F1 2017: Canadian Grand Prix Preview
After a disastrous result in Monaco, Mercedes will hope to push or possible outperform Ferrari at Canada.
Inside Line F1 Podcast Episode 19: Why Kimi Raikkonen will never race in the Indy 500
Inside Line F1 Podcast Episode 19: Why Kimi Raikkonen will never race in the Indy 500
Here's a humourous take on why Kimi Raikkonen won't participate in the Indianapolis 500 ever!
Inside Line F1 Podcast: FIA should have penalised Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen
Inside Line F1 Podcast: FIA should have penalised Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen
Max Verstappen & Kimi Raikkonen rejoined the track dangerously in Spain. Did the FIA miss penalising them?
5 things to look forward to at the 2017 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai
5 things to look forward to at the 2017 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai
Will Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel be able to continue their superb race pace at China this weekend?
Fernando Alonso: A man cheated by destiny
Fernando Alonso: A man cheated by destiny
He is one of the sport's greatest drivers but has been stuck at the back of the grid for the past three years.
2017 Inside Line F1 Podcast Awards: Season 2017, Episode 02
2017 Inside Line F1 Podcast Awards: Season 2017, Episode 02
2017's BIGGEST Formula 1 moment is here already. Come and laugh out loud as you tune in to the Inside Line F1 Podcast.
F1: Japanese Grand Prix - 5 talking points
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?
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
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
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
Rosberg wins Italian Grand Prix
Hamilton takes Italian GP pole position
Hamilton takes Italian GP pole position
2016 F1 Belgian GP Preview and Live Timings information
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
Hamilton wins German F1 GP, claims 4th race in a row
Fetching more content...