Tag: Kimi Raikkonen
A 21-time record breaking Grand Prix winner, Kimi Raikkonen, also known as 'Iceman' will race in Melbourne's F1 Grand Prix.
Raikkonen's lap was also the first time a team had gone faster in 2019 than they managed in last year's pre-season testing.
A fully refreshed Lewis Hamilton is ready to extend his dominance of the sport as he enters the first campaign of the new two-year Mercedes deal.
It was Raikkonen'sa first win in more than five years and 113 races dating back to the 2013 Australian Grand Prix – and his first win for Ferrari since 2009.
Kimi Räikkönen's United States Grand Prix victory momentarily denied Lewis Hamilton his fifth Formula One title.
Switzerland's ATS news agency said the incident in May occurred when Raikkonen veered to avoid an oncoming vehicle and collided with a car parked to his right.
The 24-year-old had been competing for the role with Sauber's current driver Marcus Ericsson, who will stay with Sauber as their back-up driver.
20-year-old Leclerc - a Ferrari Driver Academy graduate - was the 2017 Formula 2 champion, and made his debut in F1 this season with the Sauber team.
Raikkonen left Formula One two years after winning the world title with Ferrari and spent two years competing in the World Rally Championship, before returning to F1 with Lotus in 2012.
Kimi Räikkönen beat Sebastian Vettel to pole position for the Italian Grand Prix.
Raikkonen was only one-tenth of a second off the pace set by Verstappen, but said it was an uncomfortable day's work.
A drain grille, which should have been welded down securely, popped up at a kerb on turn nine after Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari drove over it.
Ahead of the final Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, AFP Sport looks back at five dramatic races at the Sepang International Circuit, which first hosted Formula One in 1999.
Raikkonen ploughed into Red Bull's Max Verstappen on the first corner, taking both cars out of the race and also dealing a heavy hit to Fernando Alonso's McLaren.
The Briton finished 14.063sec clear of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen third after Vettel suffered a dramatic late tyre puncture.