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Kimi Raikkonen

  • Team Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN
  • Nation Finland
  • Date of birth 17/10/1979
  • Place of birth Espoo, Finland
Dateline: March 4, 2001. Daniel Ricciardo was in primary school, Yuki Tsunoda was nine months old, and Kimi Raikkonen was taking to the grid for Sauber at the Australian Grand Prix for his F1® debut.
Kimi Raikkonen

More than two decades after scoring points on that Sunday at Albert Park by finishing sixth, "The Iceman's" time hasn't melted away. The 2007 world champion isn't the same driver as he was in his Ferrari title-winning days or his McLaren pomp, but there are fewer pairs of hands that are safer. Give him a wet track with perilously little grip – see Portugal 2020 – and watch the sport's oldest driver go.

Raikkonen remains a true original and as authentic as ever – famously uncommunicative with the media, massively popular with the fans, and capable of a radio sound bite that will trend as soon as he's finished mumbling it. Yes, he knows what he's doing …


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