Kimi Räikkönen
Country Finland
Date of Birth 1979-10-17
Age 38 years
Birth Place Espoo
Major Teams Ferrari
Playing Details Racing Car Driver

Biography

He continued in similar fashion with Lotus in 2013, brilliantly winning the opening round in Australia and emerging as an early title contender after three consecutive second places in China, Bahrain and Spain. Ultimately, however, Lotus were unable to sustain his challenge and this, along with financial problems for the team, led to Raikkonen signing up for a Ferrari return in 2014.

Sadly for the Finn, far from being a happy homecoming, his maiden season back in the red of the Scuderia was nothing short of disastrous. For the first time since his debut season with Sauber in 2001 Raikkonen failed to register a single podium finish as he struggled to get the best out of the difficult F14 T. He finished the year 106 points behind departing team mate Fernando Alonso, but determined to improve in 2015 alongside new partner Sebastian Vettel.