|Date of Birth||17 Oct 1979|
|F1 Debut||Australia 2001 with Sauber Petronas|
|F1 Team||Sauber • McLaren • Ferrari • Lotus • Ferrari|
Räikkönen in Singapore:
2008 Ferrari: qualified 3rd, finished 15th (Kimi still holds the Singapore lap record of 1:45.599)
2009 Ferrari: qualified 13th, finished 10th
2010: did not race
2011: did not race
2012: Lotus: qualified 12th, finished 6th
2013: Lotus: qualified 13th, finished 3rd
It led not just to a comeback victory – the 20th of his career – in Abu Dhabi, but also to a now legendary radio message, which indicated that the Finn was back in Formula One™ on his terms, not others. When told by his race engineer what he should do as he took the lead at Yas Marina, he replied "Leave me alone, I know what I'm doing".
Kimi’s win wasn’t an isolated result either. He scored a further six podium results in 2012, then won the first race of the 2013 season in Australia, before recording a further seven podium finishes last season.
Now Räikkönen is back at Ferrari. The Scuderia of course gave Kimi the world champions’ title in 2007, but equally left him so disillusioned with the sport by the end of 2009 that he left. The big question this season is can “The Iceman” keep his cool with Alonso, or could he melt in the pressure cooker atmosphere of Ferrari?