101 Facts About Kimi Raikkonen

1. Kimi Raikkonen entered Formula One as a regular driver for Sauber-Petronas in 2001.

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2. At the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix, Kimi Raikkonen showed his respect to a driver of the 1970s when he incorporated the James Hunt design and name on his helmet.

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3. Kimi Raikkonen is a godparent of the elder, Justus, and continually brings presents for both of them.

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4. Kimi Raikkonen takes great care of his family and one time even invited twelve of his family members, including seven cousins, his grandmother, and four aunts at the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2001.

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5. Kimi Raikkonen actually fell asleep for 30 minutes before his first race for Sauber, the 2001 Australian Grand Prix.

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6. Kimi Raikkonen has a house in the island suburb of Kaskisaari Helsinki, Finland.

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7. Kimi Raikkonen finished eight in the opening round of Rally Sweden and Seventh in Rally Portugal.

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8. Kimi Raikkonen left Formula One towards the end of the 2009 season and went back to rallying after a series of signings with McLaren and Mercedes GP all failed, including his refusal to sign with Toyota F1 which didn't have a "race winning car" and didn't offer him a good salary.

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9. Kimi Raikkonen won his first Grand Prix in Malaysia in 2003 and finished second behind Michael Schumacher in points for the year.

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10. Kimi Raikkonen has competed in several different kinds of motorsport events.

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11. Kimi Raikkonen made his Sauber return in the postseason Abu Dhabi Pirelli tyre test driving the 2018 car.

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12. Kimi Raikkonen qualified second for the first race in Australia and finished third, after being jumped by Vettel, who went on to win the race, during the virtual safety car period.

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13. Kimi Raikkonen revealed that it was for monetary reasons that he left Lotus.

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14. Kimi Raikkonen managed to make his way up the order, but was unable to pass Jenson Button for a point scoring position.

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15. Kimi Raikkonen failed to score again at the Italian Grand Prix after losing his front wing at the start.

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16. Kimi Raikkonen finished the race second ahead of his team-mate Romain Grosjean, with Sebastian Vettel winning the race.

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17. Kimi Raikkonen finished the race seventh, behind team-mate Grosjean, after damaging his car at the start.

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18. Kimi Raikkonen described the victory as one of his easiest wins.

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19. Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest lap of the race on lap 56.

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20. Kimi Raikkonen ended the season 71 points behind Fernando Alonso and 74 points behind champion Sebastian Vettel.

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21. Kimi Raikkonen lost numerous places and found himself behind a Caterham and a Marussia.

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22. Kimi Raikkonen eventually qualified fifth and finished the race in fifth after an impressive battle with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton which ended in Raikkonen's favour.

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23. Kimi Raikkonen went on to finish third behind Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel.

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24. Kimi Raikkonen finished the race in second place, just one second behind the race winner Lewis Hamilton.

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25. Kimi Raikkonen lost fifth place at the start to Fernando Alonso due to a KERS issue on his E20 car.

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26. Kimi Raikkonen finished the race in fifth despite being inexperienced with Pirelli's wet-weather tyres compared to most of the other drivers.

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27. Kimi Raikkonen started the race from 10th place because of an unscheduled gearbox change.

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28. Kimi Raikkonen finished eighth in the opening round, Rally Sweden.

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29. Kimi Raikkonen could not start in the Rally Catalunya because he crashed during the shakedown, leaving the roll cage damaged, and the team did not have enough time to repair it.

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30. Kimi Raikkonen won all six stages in the asphalt rally.

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31. Kimi Raikkonen finished seventh in the Rallye Deutschland, his second ever asphalt rally, while notching up his first ever career stage win, the last stage of the rally.

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32. Kimi Raikkonen was running third in group N and 15th overall before crashing out in Vaarinmaja, last stage of Saturday.

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33. Kimi Raikkonen was expected to return to McLaren alongside Lewis Hamilton but negotiations with the team failed.

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34. Kimi Raikkonen lost a place at the start of the race to Kamui Kobayashi.

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35. Kimi Raikkonen jumped to fourth at the start of the race.

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36. Kimi Raikkonen could only finish ninth, out of the points.

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37. At the Monaco Grand Prix, Kimi Raikkonen secured second place in qualifying, Ferrari and Raikkonen's best qualifying of the year so far.

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38. Kimi Raikkonen retired from the Spanish Grand Prix due to a hydraulics failure after qualifying from the back of the grid.

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39. Kimi Raikkonen gained places after a collision between Hamilton and Massa, Kovalainen's hydraulic failure and an overtaking manoeuvre on Jarno Trulli.

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40. Kimi Raikkonen managed to climb to fifth place, but on lap 57, while attacking Timo Glock, he hit the wall after pushing too hard at turn 10 and retired.

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41. Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest lap of the race as his tenth of the season.

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42. Kimi Raikkonen stayed in 14th position for the first two stints.

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43. Kimi Raikkonen passed Kovalainen and Massa at the start to be second, and took the lead from Hamilton on the second lap.

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44. Kimi Raikkonen lost a position to Alonso at the beginning of the race but managed to finish third owing to Hamilton's tyre puncture, passing Alonso during the pitstops and Massa's retirement after an engine failure.

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45. Kimi Raikkonen was running fifth when the safety car came out after a crash involving Timo Glock.

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46. Kimi Raikkonen kept pace and got up to second when Kovalainen spun.

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47. Kimi Raikkonen gave up the lead to his teammate Massa, but was far enough ahead of Toyota's Jarno Trulli, to secure second place and eight points.

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48. Kimi Raikkonen moved up to second place by the third lap and finished in that position, behind his team-mate Felipe Massa.

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49. Kimi Raikkonen qualified in fifth place, and raced in the Ferrari reserve car while suffering from a neck problem.

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50. Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest lap time on the last lap of the race, commenting after the race: "I was so bored behind Hamilton, I wanted to see how quick I could have been.

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51. In Canada, Kimi Raikkonen qualified fourth and finished fifth, Raikkonen's team-mate Massa was disqualified.

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52. Kimi Raikkonen eventually regained third position from Alonso and finished the race third.

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53. Kimi Raikkonen led the early part of the race until the first pitstops where he was passed by Schumacher.

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54. Kimi Raikkonen stayed in second place for the rest of the race.

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55. Kimi Raikkonen retained this position for most of the race, finishing in fifth place.

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56. Kimi Raikkonen went on to win for the second year in a row in Belgium at Spa-Francorchamps.

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57. Kimi Raikkonen recovered, but spun his car after pushing too hard while chasing Giancarlo Fisichella.

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58. Kimi Raikkonen won the Hungarian Grand Prix from the most handicapped qualifying position, having had to do his qualifying run first on the notoriously dusty and dirty track because of his early retirement a week earlier at Hockenheim.

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59. Kimi Raikkonen looked set for a podium in Malaysia until a faulty tyre valve failed and dropped him out of the points.

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60. In early November 2004, Kimi Raikkonen announced his intention to create a racing team with his manager Steve Robertson, to be entitled Raikkonen Robertson Racing, which would compete in Formula Three in 2005.

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61. Kimi Raikkonen was referred to by Ross Brawn and Jean Todt as a driver whom Ferrari might consider in the future.

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62. Kimi Raikkonen retired again from the Hungarian Grand Prix after starting from 10th place on the grid, again on lap 13.

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63. Kimi Raikkonen failed to finish the German Grand Prix after being involved in an accident at the first corner with Ralf Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello.

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64. Kimi Raikkonen came extremely close to winning in Monaco, but lost by less than a second to Juan Pablo Montoya.

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65. Kimi Raikkonen finished the season in sixth place, one place behind his teammate.

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66. Kimi Raikkonen was nevertheless granted his licence from the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile after a performance delivery promise by his team boss, Peter Sauber, and scored a championship point in his debut at the 2001 Australian Grand Prix.

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67. Kimi Raikkonen had a long line of success in karting from the age of 10.

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68. Kimi Raikkonen finished his in total eight-year long Ferrari career with a third place overall in the 2018 championship.

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69. Kimi Raikkonen joined McLaren Mercedes in 2002, and became a title contender by finishing runner-up in the championship to Michael Schumacher in 2003 and Fernando Alonso in 2005.

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70. Kimi Raikkonen is the only driver to take a race win in the V10, V8 and the hybrid V6 engine eras.

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71. Besides his title, Kimi Raikkonen finished second overall in 2003 and 2005 and third in 2008, 2012 and 2018.

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72. Kimi Raikkonen says he is returning to Sauber so he can focus on why he got into Formula 1—his love for driving.

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73. Kimi Raikkonen is relishing his return to Sauber where his Formula 1 journey began nearly two decades ago, believing that with the Swiss team he will be able to focus on what he really loves doing in a race car—driving! For most of his career.

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74. Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen are among the drivers who explain what they have on their playlists to get them in the zone for a big race.

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75. Kimi Raikkonen says the Formula 1 Constructors Championship is the most important title for 'any team' as Scuderia Ferrari cling on to their 2018 title hopes ahead of the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix.

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76. Kimi Raikkonen started fourth and lost ground to Red Bull's Max Verstappen, though moved back into fourth when he cleared.

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77. Kimi Raikkonen believes he and Ferrari extracted the maximum possible as he collected another podium finish at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

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78. Kimi Raikkonen warns Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes Ferrari are after the constructors title.

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79. Kimi Raikkonen has been one of the coolest persons ever on the F1 grid.

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80. Kimi Raikkonen appeared on a Facebook Live with the official F1 account ahead of this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix.

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81. Kimi Raikkonen opens up on Instagram, not speaking Italian and why his motivation is as bad as ever.

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82. As with 2014, Kimi Raikkonen continued to race with a Bell model rather than Ferrari's official supplier Schuberth.

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83. Kimi Raikkonen replied, on live TV: "I was having a shit.

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84. In August 2008, it was announced that Kimi Raikkonen would appear on a set of Finnish postage stamps.

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85. Kimi Raikkonen won the Enduro Sprint race by over 20 seconds with his Lynx.

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86. On 16 May 2017, Kimi Raikkonen became a father for the second time with the birth of his daughter.

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87. On 7 August 2016, Kimi Raikkonen married Virtanen in a ceremony in Siena, Italy.

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88. Kimi Raikkonen became engaged to fitness and underwear model Minna-Mari "Minttu" Virtanen.

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89. Kimi Raikkonen met Finnish model and former Miss Scandinavia 2001, Jenni Dahlman in 2002.

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90. Kimi Raikkonen took the 18th pole position of his career at the 2018 Italian Grand Prix, setting the fastest lap ever recorded in Formula One history.

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91. At the Belgian Grand Prix, Kimi Raikkonen retired from damage sustained from a first-lap collision with Daniel Ricciardo.

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92. Kimi Raikkonen went on to finish third behind teammate Vettel and Hamilton.

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93. Kimi Raikkonen started third but dropped to fourth as teammate Vettel passed him in the opening lap.

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94. On the opening lap, Kimi Raikkonen collided with Esteban Ocon at Turn 3, putting the Force India driver out of the race.

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95. Kimi Raikkonen renewed his contract with Ferrari for the 2018 season on 22 August 2017.

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96. Kimi Raikkonen had his first pole position in 129 races at Monaco, qualifying just 0.04 seconds faster than his teammate Sebastian Vettel.

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97. Kimi Raikkonen finished behind Max Verstappen in second place to take his third podium of the season in the Spanish Grand Prix finishing ahead of his teammate Vettel who was third.

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98. Kimi Raikkonen finished in the second place at the Bahrain Grand Prix while his teammate Sebastian Vettel did not start the race after his car broke down on formation lap.

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99. Kimi Raikkonen ended the season by finishing third in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to take his third podium of the year and securing fourth place in the Drivers' Championship.

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100. Kimi Raikkonen said that 'his dream went on' and confirmed that he wanted Ferrari to be the team where he ended his career.

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101. On 19 August, Ferrari announced that Kimi Raikkonen had extended his contract with the team for the 2016 season, taking his total tally with the team to six seasons spread out over a total of ten years.

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