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Kimi Räikkönen 
Kimi Räikkönen
Kimi Räikkönen

Born: October 17, 1979 (age 39) in Espoo

Kimi Räikkönen

Racecar driver

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Kimi-Matias Räikkönen is a Finnish racing driver.

After nine seasons racing in Formula One, in which he won the 2007 Formula One World Drivers' Championship, he competed in the World Rally Championship in 2010 and 2011.

In 2012, he returned to Formula One, driving for Lotus and continued to drive for Lotus in 2013.

On September 11, 2013, Ferrari announced their signing of Räikkönen on a two year contract, beginning in the 2014 season.

Räikkönen entered Formula One as a regular driver for Sauber-Petronas in 2001.

Having previously only raced in very junior open-wheel categories, he was given his Super Licence from the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile 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 2004 and 2006 seasons were plagued by severe unreliability from his McLaren cars.

Räikkönen switched to Ferrari in 2007, becoming the highest paid driver in motor sport with an estimated wage of $51 million per year.

Kimi Räikkönen News


Watch: 'Drunk' Kimi Raikkonen steals the show at F1 awards and wins the internet

Raikkonen's behaviour has became the fodder for many memes and jokes.
Credit: DNA - Published

Raikkonen: Sauber has all it needs to build a 'great' 2019 F1 car

Kimi Raikkonen reckons Sauber has all it needs to build a "great" Formula 1 car in 2019, after completing his first test on his return to the team
Credit: Autosport - Published

More than half of Winnow your Words: Kimi’s book of Haiku copies sold

More than half of the copies of Kimi Raikkonen-flavoured Haiku poetry books available through have already been sold
Credit: Autosport - Published

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