Kimi Raikkonen

  • Valtteri Bottas is now Formula One's fastest Finn 4 days ago

    Valtteri Bottas is rapidly laying claim to be Formula One's fastest Finn after again eclipsing Kimi Raikkonen on his way to a third successive podium appearance for Williams on Sunday. The 24-year-old's impressive second place, from the front row of the German Grand Prix grid, was his team's 300th podium finish...
  • Change underway at Ferrari, says Mattiacci July 7, 2014

    Ferrari will be a different Formula One team next year with changes already being made at Maranello, principal Marco Mattiacci said after Sunday's British Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso finished only sixth for the Italian team at Silverstone while Kimi Raikkonen crashed out on the opening lap of a race won...
  • Ferrari rush to reassure Fernando Alonso May 22, 2014

    Monaco: Ferrari moved quickly to assure Fernando Alonso they were fully behind him on Thursday after the Formula One driver made critical comments about lack of support. "Fernando is the best driver in the world, who always gives 200 per cent in the races," said Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo in...
  • Ayrton Senna remembered on his 20th death anniversary May 1, 2014

    Fans and Formula One drivers past and present marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Ayrton Senna on Thursday at the Italian circuit where the triple champion crashed 20 years ago. Hundreds paid their respects with a minute's silence at the Tamburello corner at 2.17 p.m., the moment the Brazilian's...
  • Alonso delighted to qualify on second row at Malaysian GP March 29, 2014

    Fernando Alonso, a three times winner in Malaysia, was happy with fourth place on the starting grid on Saturday after steering his battered Ferrari through the rain. The double Formula One world champion, winner of 32 races in his career, felt fortunate just to be on the second row after...
  • Tyre trouble hinders Mercedes advantage at Sepang March 28, 2014

    Heavy tyre degradation caused by the searing Sepang temperatures has limited Mercedes' advantage over their Formula One rivals at the Malaysian Grand Prix, according to championship leader Nico Rosberg. Rosberg was still quickest in practice but only 0.2 seconds separated the top six at the Sepang circuit on Friday where track...
  • Ferrari's revival tested by intriguing partnership March 12, 2014

    The biggest rivalry of the Formula One season might be found on the same team, with former world champions Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen racing with and against each other for Ferrari. Both have pledged to work together, although their competitive instincts may take over sooner rather than later. Raikkonen's return...
  • Ferrari fans settle on F14 T for new Formula One car January 24, 2014

    Ferrari's 2014 Formula One car will be called the F14 T after an online poll of fans, the Italian team said on Friday. Ferrari said 1,123,741 votes were cast from 208 countries - as far afield as Palau, Greenland and Equatorial Guinea - over nine days between January 15 and...
  • Ferrari will keep Kimi Raikkonen busy January 1, 2014

    Kimi Raikkonen is no more a fan of Formula One simulators than Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo but the Finn can expect to be spending a lot of time in one now he is back at Maranello. The start of a new year marks both a new phase and a return...
  • Kimi Raikkonen gets a new race engineer December 18, 2013

    Kimi Raikkonen will be hearing a new voice over the team radio next season after Ferrari said on Tuesday that Italian Antonio Spagnolo would be race engineer to the returning 2007 world champion. How much assistance he will need remains to be seen. The taciturn Finn is well known for doing...
  • F1 to award double points for final race December 10, 2013

    London: Formula One is to award double points for the last race of the season in a controversial attempt to keep championships undecided to the very end after four years of Red Bull domination. The novelty, immediately dismissed by some angry fans as a needless gimmick, was the most eye-catching of...
  • Lotus says Raikkonen back surgery successful November 15, 2013

    Austin: Formula One team Lotus says driver Kimi Raikkonen had successful back surgery and is recovering. The former world champion opted to have the surgery instead of driving the last two races of the year, the US Grand Prix this weekend and the season finale in Brazil. Lotus brought in veteran...
  • Kovalainen replaces Raikkonen for last two F1 races November 14, 2013

    Paris: Finnish driver Heikki Kovalainen will replace countryman Kimi Raikkonen and race for Lotus in the final two races of the season. Raikkonen will miss the United States Grand Prix and Brazilian GP to undergo back surgery. He is joining Ferrari next season. The 32-year-old Kovalainen has raced in 109 GPs for...
  • Michael Schumacher declines to drive final races for Lotus November 14, 2013

    Berlin: Michael Schumacher, the retired seven-time Formula One champion, turned down an offer from Lotus to drive the final two races of the season as a replacement for Kimi Raikkonen, reported Xinhua. Schumacher retired for the second time at the end of the last season, having failed to win a race...
  • Kimi Raikkonen to miss last two races of F1 season November 10, 2013

    London: Kimi Raikkonen will miss the last two races of the Formula One season in Texas and Brazil after deciding to have back surgery next week, the Lotus driver's manager said on Sunday. Steve Robertson told Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat and the autosport.com website that the 2007 world champion, who is...
  • Lotus investors say Raikkonen row resolved November 4, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Lotus are confident Kimi Raikkonen will race in the last two grands prix of the season after new investors in the Formula One team promised on Sunday to more than compensate the driver for unpaid wages. Mansoor Ijaz, chairman of a consortium of private investors buying a 35 percent...
  • Kimi Raikkonen sent to back of Abu Dhabi grid November 3, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Kimi Raikkonen was sent to the back of the grid at the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday after his Lotus failed a post-qualifying inspection. Stewards said in a statement that the Finn, who had qualified fifth at Yas Marina and is third in a championship already...
  • Riled Raikkonen angry with Lotus over lack of pay November 1, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: In a rare outburst, Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen on Friday criticised the team for not paying his salary this season and threatened to skip the final two races of the season in protest. Speaking after the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the former F1 champion...
  • Kimi Raikkonen no-show fuels speculation October 31, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Kimi Raikkonen's strained relationship with his Lotus Formula One team was back in the spotlight on Thursday after the Finn failed to turn up for media interviews at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. A team spokesman said the 2007 world champion, who is joining Ferrari at the end of...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel completes Indian GP practice sweep October 26, 2013

    Greater Noida: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel completed a practice hat-trick on Saturday with the fastest time in a smog-shortened final session before qualifying for a race expected to bring him a fourth successive Formula One title. The 26-year-old German lapped the Buddh International Circuit with a best time of one minute...
  • Nico Hulkenberg frontrunner to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus October 26, 2013

    Greater Noida: Nico Hulkenberg is Lotus's number one choice to replace Kimi Raikkonen next season with Frenchman Romain Grosjean under contract and set to be retained as the other driver, team principal Eric Boullier said on Friday. The Frenchman told a news conference at the Indian Grand Prix that Grosjean's confirmation...
  • Indian GP: Kimi Raikkonen fined for speeding in pit lane October 25, 2013

    Greater Noida: Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen has been fined 400 euros for speeding in the pit lane during the first practice session of the Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) on Friday. Raikkonen exceeded the pit lane speed limit by 3.4 km/h, the limit being 80 km/h, breaching...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel fastest in opening practice at BIC October 25, 2013

    Greater Noida: Sebastian Vettel drove 35 flawless laps in the second practice session Friday to edge Red Bull teammate Mark Webber for the quickest time ahead of Sunday's Indian Grand Prix. Vettel recorded 1 minute, 25.722 seconds on soft tires for his best lap on the Buddh International Circuit, .289 faster...
  • Hope to get it right in India, says Kimi Raikkonen October 21, 2013

    Kimi Matias Raikkonen, who is known for his calm and composed demeanor in a sport full of thrill and action, will be racing for the second time in India. Driving for Team Lotus, the Iceman finished seventh last year at the 60-lap race in Greater Noida's Buddh International Circuit (BIC)....
  • Vettel says dominance of F1 not turning off fans October 11, 2013

    Suzuka: On the verge of claiming his fourth straight Formula One title, Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel doesn't think his overwhelming dominance has made the sport less interesting for fans. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was quoted after Sunday's Korean Grand Prix as suggesting that Vettel's dominance risks putting fans to sleep,...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel wins Korean Grand Prix 2013 October 6, 2013

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel's relentless push toward a seemingly inevitable fourth-straight Formula One drivers' championship continued with a victory at the Korean Grand Prix on Sunday. Even two safety-car periods, the emergence of a truck on the circuit mid-race and the incineration of his teammate's car were not enough to...
  • Kimi Raikkonen admits error caused bad qualifying October 5, 2013

    Yeongam: Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen admitted it was his own mistake that caused him to qualify in a lowly ninth place for the Korean Grand Prix. The Finn was 1.6 seconds off the time of pole-position winner Sebastian Vettel in Saturday's qualifying session, with his disappointing grid slot spoiling what he...
  • Kimi Raikkonen unsure if he'll race in Korean Grand Prix October 3, 2013

    Yeongam, South Korea: Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen said his availability for Sunday's Korean Grand Prix will hinge on how his injured back copes with Friday's practice session. The Finn got through the previous Formula One race in Singapore with the help of painkillers and physiotherapy, and while he is in Yeongam...
  • Lotus to put finances before driver decision September 26, 2013

    London: Lotus have said they will put driver decisions on hold while they sort out the Formula One team's finances for next season. Team principal Eric Boullier told the autosport.com website that finalising a deal with new investors was more of a priority than hiring a replacement for 2007 world...