compare


Multiple possible
to


Kimi Räikkönen

Kimi Räikkönen, F1 driver

personalia

Finnish
17 October 1979 (43)
Roberto Lippi (17 October 1926)

Buy Kimi Räikkönen merchandise Buy Kimi Räikkönen merchandise

statistics

21 (5.9%)
103 (29.1%)
18 (5.1%)
1 (5.3%)
1st
19
354
346
1873 (5.3 points per race avg)
19421
1305 (6.7%)
42 (11.9%)
67 (18.9%)
2001 Australian Grand Prix
2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
2003 Malaysian Grand Prix
2018 United States Grand Prix

about Kimi Räikkönen

Kimi-Matias Räikkönen (Finnish pronunciation: [?kimi ?m?ti?s ?ræik?ønen]; born 17 October 1979), nicknamed "The Ice Man", is a Finnish racing driver currently driving for Ferrari in Formula One. 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.

Räikkönen's move to Ferrari in 2007 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 few drivers to win in their first season with Ferrari. In 2008 he equalled the record for fastest laps in a season, for the second time. However, with Ferrari's desire to get Fernando Alonso into the team with his Santander sponsorship, Räikkönen left Scuderia Ferrari and the sport in 2009, after only winning one race in that season due to an uncompetitve car.

Räikkönen then went into the WRC to drive a Citroën C4 WRC for the Citroën Junior Team in the World Rally Championship for 2010. Along with rallying, Räikkönen also competed in NASCAR, and made his debut for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series. Räikkönen made his return to F1 when he signed a 2-year deal with Lotus starting with the 2012 season. In his comeback season, he won the 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. His consistent performances allowed him to end the season 3rd in the Drivers' Championship.

In 2008, Räikkönen was among the two Formula One drivers who made it into Forbes magazine's The Celebrity 100 list, the other being Fernando Alonso. He was 36th on the magazine's The Celebrity 100 list of 2008, and 41st the previous year. On the same list, in 2008, he was listed as the 26th highest-paid celebrity overall and the 5th highest-paid sportsman behind Tiger Woods, David Beckham, Michael Jordan and Phil Mickelson. In 2009, Räikkönen was listed as the 2nd highest-paid athlete in the world, behind Woods.


source: Wikipedia

seasons

2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins Kimi Räikkönen

# event constructor
1 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 McLaren
2 2004 Belgian Grand Prix round 14 McLaren
3 2005 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 McLaren
4 2005 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 McLaren
5 2005 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 McLaren
6 2005 Hungarian Grand Prix round 13 McLaren
7 2005 Turkish Grand Prix round 14 McLaren
8 2005 Belgian Grand Prix round 16 McLaren
9 2005 Japanese Grand Prix round 18 McLaren
10 2007 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Ferrari
11 2007 French Grand Prix round 8 Ferrari
12 2007 British Grand Prix round 9 Ferrari
13 2007 Belgian Grand Prix round 14 Ferrari
14 2007 Chinese Grand Prix round 16 Ferrari
15 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix round 17 Ferrari
16 2008 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Ferrari
17 2008 Spanish Grand Prix round 4 Ferrari
18 2009 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Ferrari
19 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 18 Lotus F1
20 2013 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Lotus F1
21 2018 United States Grand Prix round 18 Ferrari

pole positions Kimi Räikkönen

# event constructor
1 2003 European Grand Prix round 9 McLaren
2 2003 United States Grand Prix round 15 McLaren
3 2004 British Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
4 2005 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 McLaren
5 2005 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 McLaren
6 2005 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 McLaren
7 2005 German Grand Prix round 12 McLaren
8 2005 Turkish Grand Prix round 14 McLaren
9 2006 German Grand Prix round 12 McLaren
10 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix round 13 McLaren
11 2006 Italian Grand Prix round 15 McLaren
12 2007 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Ferrari
13 2007 European Grand Prix round 10 Ferrari
14 2007 Belgian Grand Prix round 14 Ferrari
15 2008 Spanish Grand Prix round 4 Ferrari
16 2008 French Grand Prix round 8 Ferrari
17 2017 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Ferrari
18 2018 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Ferrari

teams & teammates Kimi Räikkönen

season teammate
2001 Nick Heidfeld
Sauber compare 2001
2002 David Coulthard
McLaren compare 2002
2003 David Coulthard
McLaren compare 2003
2004 David Coulthard
McLaren compare 2004
2005 Juan Pablo Montoya
Pedro de la Rosa
Alexander Wurz
McLaren compare 2005
2006 Juan Pablo Montoya
Pedro de la Rosa
McLaren compare 2006
2007 Felipe Massa
Ferrari compare 2007
2008 Felipe Massa
Ferrari compare 2008
2009 Felipe Massa
Luca Badoer
Giancarlo Fisichella
Ferrari compare 2009
2012 Romain Grosjean
Jérôme d'Ambrosio
Lotus F1 compare 2012
2013 Romain Grosjean
Heikki Kovalainen
Lotus F1 compare 2013
2014 Fernando Alonso
Ferrari compare 2014
2015 Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari compare 2015
2016 Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari compare 2016
2017 Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari compare 2017
2018 Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari compare 2018
2019 Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo compare 2019
2020 Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo compare 2020
2021 Antonio Giovinazzi
Robert Kubica
Alfa Romeo compare 2021

news

In the wake of Alpine's driver drama, Red Bull was willing to release Pierre Gasly from his 2023 contract to join the Enstone team, but only if it could get multiple IndyCar race winner Herta to replace him at AlphaTauri.
But with Herta on just 32 superlicence points out of the 40 needed to be allowed to race in F1, that avenue appears to have closed as the FIA announced it wouldn't make any ...

read on

Slade replaces Ed Regan, who is leaving the team at the end of this season and has moved into an office-based role prior to his official departure.
Slade brings a wealth of experience gained with McLaren, Renault and Mercedes, and is clearly a valuable addition to the team.
He joined McLaren in 1991 and over 18 years with the Woking outfit he worked in a variety of engineering roles, notably ...

read on

Will Kimi Raikkonen's appetite have been sufficiently whetted by his first taste of the NASCAR Cup Series to come back for more? That's the million dollar question.
Over the years, this writer has covered ex-Formula 1 stars Mika Hakkinen, Jean Alesi, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and David Coulthard in the DTM and the likes of Nigel Mansell, Gianni Morbidelli, Derek Warwick and Johnny Herbert in the ...

read on

As Kimi Raikkonen walked out of the paddock on Sunday night in Abu Dhabi, it was very clear that he was done with Formula 1.
On Friday, Raikkonen had sat down with Motorsport.com for what was meant to be a quick interview. It overran by around 10 minutes, to the surprise of his Alfa Romeo PRs, as he got a lot of frustration about F1 off his chest. He called out "fake things" in the series and ...

read on

Raikkonen will join up with Trackhouse Racing for the road course race at Watkins Glen on 21 August, driving a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 alongside teammates Daniel Suarez and Ross Chastain.
It will mark Raikkonen?s first outing in a motorsport event since he called time on his 20-year F1 career last December with his final appearance for Alfa Romeo at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The 2007 F1 world ...

read on

The 2007 world champion, who called time on his F1 career at the end of last season, has no racing plans for the future as he instead wants to spend more time with his family.
But reflecting on his two spells in F1, where he became one of the most popular characters due to his on-track success and off-track attitude, the Finn is unsure about the reasons he was liked so much.
?I don?t ...

read on

2007 world champion Raikkonen retired at the end of last season more than 20 years after making his debut, racking up a record of 349 grand prix starts across stints with Sauber, McLaren, Ferrari, Lotus and Alfa Romeo.
He announced in September that he would be retiring from F1 after 2021, having taken the decision in the winter before his final season, and may not race professionally ...

read on

2007 world champion Raikkonen called time on his F1 career at the end of last season more than 20 years after making his debut, closing on a record tally of 349 grand prix starts.
Raikkonen revealed shortly after announcing his plans to retire in September that he was yet to consider any future racing opportunities, instead wishing to spend some time with his family and to step away from ...

read on

Raikkonen, 42, will make his 349th and final grand prix start in Abu Dhabi after announcing earlier this year that he would be retiring from F1 at the end of the season.
It draws the curtain on a 20-year career in F1 that saw him debut with Sauber in 2001 and win the world championship for Ferrari in 2007. He also raced for McLaren and Lotus before enjoying second stints with Ferrari and Sauber ...

read on

Raikkonen announced in September that the 2021 season will be his last in the sport, bringing a career that spans over 20 years to a close.
The 42-year-old Finn made his F1 debut with Sauber in 2001 and went on to win the 2007 title with Ferrari, scoring a total of 21 victories with the Italian squad and McLaren.
Vettel was Raikkonen's teammate at the Scuderia from 2015 to 2018, and the ...

read on

Raikkonen was knocked into a spin by his teammate Giovinazzi early in the event while the two cars were battling with Fernando Alonso's Alpine.
However, the incident was not pursued by the FIA stewards, and Vasseur said that his drivers had talked it through after the flag and agreed it was a racing incident.
Giovinazzi finished the sprint in 13th place, while Raikkonen recovered to ...

read on

Alonso was furious that Raikkonen was able to pass him off track at Turn 1 without sanction during their battle, while the Finn believed that he had been pushed wide.
Subsequently Masi discussed the incident with the stewards. It was debated again in the drivers? briefing in Mexico last Friday, where Masi explained that the official view was that both drivers ...

read on

Alonso was left annoyed in the Austin race over the way that he felt Raikkonen had gained a position on him despite having overtaken him when running wide across the kerbs at the exit of Turn 1.
After Raikkonen passed the Alpine driver, Alonso called on the Finn to hand the place back, but race control decided that no action needed be taken and let Raikkonen keep the position.
A few ...

read on

The Spaniard was left animated during the Austin race when Raikkonen moved past him in their fight for points after running across the kerb on the exit of Turn 1.
On an afternoon when a host of drivers, including Alonso himself, were forced to give up places for gaining an advantage when running wide, he says he is baffled as to why Raikkonen was given an extra allowance.
And in particular ...

read on

Raikkonen announced his retirement from F1 ahead of last weekend?s Dutch Grand Prix, shortly before he tested positive for coronavirus and had to miss the Zandvoort race weekend.
While the Finn has not yet made any plans about what he will do in the future, beyond spending more time with his family, Alfa Romeo is keen to tap into his experience and insight.
Team boss Fred Vasseur, who ...

read on

The FIA announced on Saturday morning ahead of final practice at Zandvoort that Alfa Romeo driver Raikkonen had tested positive, ruling him out of the remainder of the race weekend.
?The FIA, Formula 1 and Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN can today confirm that during onsite PCR testing for the 2021 FIA Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix, Kimi R?ikk?nen has tested positive for COVID-19,? a statement ...

read on

Alfa Romeo driver Raikkonen announced on Wednesday that he would be walking away from F1 at the conclusion of the 2021 season, bringing to an end a career spanning over 20 years.
Raikkonen wrote in his Instagram post announcing his retirement that it was "time for new things?, but the 2007 world champion revealed in Thursday?s FIA press conference that he currently has no plans beyond ...

read on

2007 F1 world champion Raikkonen was out of contract with Alfa Romeo at the end of the year and widely expected to leave the team.
The Finn has now confirmed he will be leaving F1 at the end of the season, calling time on a career in the series spanning over 20 years. Raikkonen revealed the news on Instagram on Wednesday evening ahead of this weekend?s Dutch Grand Prix at ...

read on

It took a long time but Kimi Raikkonen has won the world championship title that he so clearly deserved. And, of course, it came at the expense of McLaren after his own two near misses with the British team in 2003 and '05.
This was an extraordinary season for the Finn that began with an oh-so-easy victory in Australia that proved to be a false dawn. It was followed by a series of frustrating ...

read on

Raikkonen clipped the front-right tyre of Mazepin's car while pulling away from his pit box when drivers pitted for slicks ahead of the race restart in Hungary, with the damage forcing the Haas driver to retire from the race.
The stewards quickly announced that they would be investigating the incident, and handed Raikkonen a 10-second time penalty for an unsafe pit release.
The penalty ...

read on

Raikkonen made the comment via team radio after finishing the British GP out of the points in 15th place.
The Finn had gained places at the start in both the Saturday sprint and in the Grand Prix itself. He spent the latter part of the main event battling with the Red Bull of Sergio Perez, but lost any chance of making the top 10 after contact led to a late spin.
Raikkonen has scored only ...

read on

In the wake of the Swiss-based team?s new deal with the Italian car manufacturer, boss Fred Vasseur has been given carte blanche to make a call on who he wants at the team in 2022.
But despite Raikkonen?s star attraction, and Giovinazzi?s improving form, he has not dismissed the idea of looking completely elsewhere.
Asked at the British Grand Prix if it was essential to retain at least ...

read on

Vettel qualified eighth on Saturday before dropping back three places on the grid after being penalised for impeding Fernando Alonso at the end of Q2.
While Vettel managed to move back up to eighth after the early safety car period, starting on softs meant he was always set for a two-stop strategy that would sacrifice track position later on. Vettel dropped back to 14th after completing his ...

read on

Double-waved yellow flags were brought out on the final lap of the race at the Red Bull Ring after Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel crashed at Turn 5.
A number of drivers were summoned by the stewards after the race for allegedly failing to adhere to the double-waved yellows by passing the crash site too quickly.
Points finishers Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez, Daniel Ricciardo, Charles ...

read on

Giovinazzi is in his third full season with Alfa Romeo, scoring the Swiss team's first point of 2021 with a 10th place in Monaco.
After a difficult debut campaign with the team in 2019, Giovinazzi got on par with Raikkonen as the pair finished 2020 with four points each, while Giovinazzi narrowly outqualified the 2007 world champion by nine to eight.
The Italian vowed to keep learning from ...

read on

Link to or share this page

share or save

Kimi Räikkönen, F1 driver

Social media


Copy link

just click on the link and then copy it so you can use it on another website.

Amazon Prime - Formula 1 merchandise