Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen

1979-10-17 (age 40)
Team Alfa Romeo


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Does Kimi Raikkonen deserve to stay in F1 next year? Prime

Does Kimi Raikkonen deserve to stay in F1 next year?

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel shone in the Spanish Grand Prix, but Formula 1's other active world champion was also mightily impressive. And like the other two, his future in the category is far from certain. Here's why…

Alfa Romeo fined for Raikkonen's wheel loss

The Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team has been fined €5,000 for Kimi Raikkonen's wheel becoming detached following a pitstop on lap 54 of the Austrian Grand Prix.

Raikkonen: 2021 rules delay won’t impact F1 future

Kimi Raikkonen says the decision to delay Formula 1’s new technical regulations by one year will have no bearing on his future in the sport.

Raikkonen struggling to "keep up" with son in rental karts

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen has revealed he struggles at times to keep up with his son, Robin, when go-karting, as the five-year-old continues to get to grips with racing.

How secret private jet chat led to Raikkonen's Sauber return

A secret chat in a private jet back in 2017 helped set in motion Kimi Raikkonen's move from Ferrari to Alfa Romeo last year, its team manager Beat Zehnder has revealed.

F1 career in numbers: Kimi Raikkonen

On this day in 2005, Kimi Raikkonen powered away from pole position to take victory in the Monaco Grand Prix. This is the perfect moment to dig deeper in to the ‘Iceman’s’ F1 career and see how his statistics add up.

Austin 2018: The day Raikkonen proved doubters wrong

What is likely to be Kimi Raikkonen's final Formula 1 victory at the 2018 US Grand Prix is being live-streamed by F1 today. The high point of a disappointing second spell at Ferrari, it nonetheless gave the 2007 world champion a chance to prove a point.

Chinese GP: All the winners since 2004

The Chinese Grand Prix was first run in 2004 in Shanghai and has been a happy hunting ground in recent years for Lewis Hamilton with both Mercedes and McLaren. Here are all the winners from across the years…

Why Briatore is wrong about Raikkonen's final Ferrari chapter Prime

Why Briatore is wrong about Raikkonen's final Ferrari chapter

Flavio Briatore caused a minor stir with his comments that Ferrari should have ditched Kimi Raikkonen in favour of Charles Leclerc for 2018. But there was more to the situation that risked destabilising a young rookie driver

Raikkonen: "Probably not right" for F1 to go ahead

Kimi Raikkonen isn't convinced Formula 1 has made the right decision by pressing on with its 2020 season opener amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Gallery: All Alfa Romeo F1 cars since 1950

Alfa Romeo has had a rollercoaster relationship with the Formula 1 World Championship, and it’s never been better than its first two seasons when it took back-to-back world titles. Alfa returned at the end of the 1970s for seven years before pulling out again. Now it’s back, having taken over Sauber’s entry for 2019.

Gallery: All Ferrari F1 cars since 1950

Ferrari is the longest serving team in the Formula 1 World Championship. Founded by the legendary Enzo Ferrari, the Scuderia has competed in every season since the championship's inception in 1950. Here are all Ferrari's cars in order...

Alfa Romeo sets launch date for 2020 F1 car

The Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team has unveiled a reveal date for its 2020 challenger.

How ageless Raikkonen defied the risk of joining Alfa Prime

How ageless Raikkonen defied the risk of joining Alfa

Kimi Raikkonen's second Ferrari stint lasted five Formula 1 seasons. When that stretch finally ended at the close of 2018, few would have predicted his stay in grand prix racing would continue. But he's thriving at Alfa Romeo, and here’s how

Gallery: All of Kimi Raikkonen's F1 race wins

On the occasion of Kimi Raikkonen's 40th birthday, here is the list of all of his Formula 1 victories, starting with his maiden triumph way back in 2003.

Alfa was "nowhere" in "far from normal" Japanese GP

Alfa Romeo’s Formula 1 drivers were left baffled by being “nowhere” in the Japanese Grand Prix, a race Kimi Raikkonen labelled “far from normal”.

Raikkonen: F1's wet-weather limitations "look ridiculous"

Kimi Raikkonen believes it looks “really ridiculous” when Formula 1 cars cannot run on wet tracks because it does not have to rain much for drivers to have “zero control”.

Raikkonen wants answers after "nightmare" run of races

Kimi Raikkonen has urged his Alfa Romeo bosses to get to the bottom of why it is going through a "nightmare" spell in Formula 1 right now.

Hamilton, Kubica keep Hockenheim points as Alfa appeal fails

The Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team has been unsuccessful in its bid to have its German Grand Prix penalties overturned.

Raikkonen "suicided himself" with first-corner move - Kvyat

Daniil Kvyat holds Kimi Raikkonen entirely responsible for the collision that ended the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver's Singapore Grand Prix.

Tyre mistake capped "sh** weekend" for Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen says he had a "sh** weekend" in Monza after a mistake by his Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team earned him a stop-and-go penalty in the race.

Raikkonen to start Italian GP from pitlane

Kimi Raikkonen will start the Italian Grand Prix from the pitlane after his Alfa Romeo team opted to fit a new Spec 3 engine ahead of the race.

Raikkonen to take grid penalty after gearbox change

Kimi Raikkonen will take a five-place gearbox change at Monza following a heavy accident with his Alfa Romeo Formula 1 car in qualifying.

Raikkonen glad FIA "woke up" regarding warning flag

Kimi Raikkonen supports the use of the black and white warning flag in Formula 1, and says he is pleased that the FIA has “woken up” to its existence.

Verstappen's move on Raikkonen "stupid" - Vasseur

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team boss Fred Vasseur has blamed Max Verstappen for the first corner collision with Kimi Raikkonen in the Belgian GP.

Raikkonen explains reason behind Ericsson call-up

Kimi Raikkonen says a pulled muscle led to the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team calling up Marcus Ericsson as a potential Belgian Grand Prix stand-in but he expects to race.

Ericsson on standby for Alfa Romeo at Belgian GP

Marcus Ericsson could return to the Formula 1 grid at the Belgian Grand Prix, and has travelled to Spa instead of heading to Portland for the next IndyCar round.

Promoted: Why Alfa Romeo will be worth watching at Monza

Until last season, it had been well over 30 years since a Formula 1 car bearing the Alfa Romeo name had last contested an Italian Grand Prix. And it’s now been eight years since an Italian driver started their home race. All that is set to change in 2019, when Antonio Giovinazzi lines up on the Monza starting grid in an Alfa Romeo F1 car powered by a Ferrari engine.

Verdict: Why Raikkonen is exceeding expectations at Alfa Romeo
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Verdict: Why Raikkonen is exceeding expectations at Alfa Romeo

Kimi Raikkonen is enjoying a strong 2019 Formula 1 season with Alfa Romeo squad, previously known as Sauber, with which the 2007 world champion made his 2001 grand prix debut.

Why Alfa Romeo might've preferred disqualification in Germany

Alfa Romeo’s decision to appeal the penalty that cost both its drivers points in the German Grand Prix means the matter is now set for a legal ruling, with a hearing of the FIA’s International Court of Appeal now confirmed for September 24.

Alfa Romeo penalty appeal to be heard in late September

The Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team’s appeal against the penalties it received after the German GP will be heard in Paris in late September.

Alfa Romeo lodges formal appeal against Germany penalties German GP
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Alfa Romeo lodges formal appeal against Germany penalties

Alfa Romeo has confirmed it is going ahead with an appeal against the penalties imposed on Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi at the German Grand Prix.

What was behind Alfa Romeo’s double penalty in Germany German GP
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What was behind Alfa Romeo’s double penalty in Germany

The excitement of last weekend’s German Grand Prix continued even after the race at Hockenheim had finished, as both Alfa Romeo drivers were struck with a penalty.

Alfa Romeos penalised, Hamilton and Kubica in the points

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi have lost their top-10 finishing positions in the German Grand Prix due to post-race penalties.

Raikkonen: Drivers have skewed memories of older F1 cars

Kimi Raikkonen reckons the debate over whether Formula 1 has become less difficult is skewed because "the memory plays games" when looking back at previous years.

Hamilton under investigation for Q1 incident

World championship leader Lewis Hamilton is to face a stewards' investigation over an alleged impeding of Kimi Raikkonen in Q1 for the Austrian Grand Prix.

Raikkonen escapes penalty for Grosjean incident

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen has escaped a penalty for impeding Romain Grosjean during French Grand Prix qualifying.

Raikkonen: Penalties "odd" amid 'let them race' policy

Kimi Raikkonen says it's "odd" that the FIA has been pushing its "let them race" philosophy and yet situations like Sebastian Vettel's controversial Canadian GP penalty still arise.

Promoted: Sebastian Vettel unveils MORT mural at Shell House

Day Two kicked off with the four-time Formula 1 World Drivers’ Champion taking on various performance-based challenges in Shell House Canada.

Alfa Romeo's Monaco GP was "destroyed" in Q2 - Vasseur

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team boss Frederic Vasseur admits that the Hinwil outfit “f***ed up” its Monaco weekend in the second qualifying session after strong practice form hinted at a potentially good result.

Raikkonen asked Alfa to cancel all 300th GP celebrations

Kimi Raikkonen asked Alfa Romeo to "cancel everything" planned to celebrate his milestone 300th grand prix weekend in Monaco this week because he takes "zero pleasure" from such numbers.

Alfa introduces permanent fix for front wing

Alfa Romeo has put in place a permanent fix to the wing issue it encountered in Baku to ensure Kimi Raikkonen's exclusion from qualifying in Azerbaijan is not repeated at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Take an onboard lap around Barcelona with six 2019 F1 cars
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Take an onboard lap around Barcelona with six 2019 F1 cars

The Formula 1 paddock returns to the scene of pre-season testing – Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya – for the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend.

Explained: The tiny margin that cost Raikkonen his grid position Azerbaijan GP
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Explained: The tiny margin that cost Raikkonen his grid position

Kimi Raikkonen was excluded from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying result on race day, when his Alfa Romeo Formula 1 car failed a test designed to prevent excessive front-wing flexing.

Alfa knew about Raikkonen's front wing issue before Baku

Kimi Raikkonen says his Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team became aware of an issue with the C38's front wing at the Chinese Grand Prix, but wasn't able to manufacture a replacement in time for the Baku race.

Raikkonen disqualified from qualifying results

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen will need to start the Azerbaijan Grand Prix from the pitlane after being excluded from qualifying because of a front wing problem.

Raikkonen got "too close" to Hamilton on Q3 lap

Kimi Raikkonen says his hopes of a better qualifying effort for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix were dashed by the first corner of his only new tyre run when he got too close to Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes car.

Raikkonen: Drain cover incident made F1 look like "amateurs"

Kimi Raikkonen says Formula 1 was made to look like "amateurs" in Baku on Friday after the drain incident that damaged George Russell's Williams.

Raikkonen: "Very unfair" to judge Giovinazzi on start of 2019

Kimi Raikkonen says it would be "very unfair” to pass judgment on his Alfa Romeo Formula 1 teammate Antonio Giovinazzi on the basis of the first three races of 2019.

Raikkonen: Alfa needs to "tidy up" weekend to unleash potential

Kimi Raikkonen thinks Alfa Romeo can deliver much more this season if it tidies up its execution of race weekends.

Vasseur had "fingers crossed" for Raikkonen reliability

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team boss Frederic Vasseur admits that he had his fingers crossed during the Chinese GP due to concerns over the reliability of the Ferrari power unit in Kimi Raikkonen's car.

Raikkonen says tyre temperature drop cost him better result

Kimi Raikkonen reckons losing temperature in his front tyres cost him the chance of finishing as best of the rest behind the top three teams in the Chinese Grand Prix.

Raikkonen sketched own brake pedal changes

Alfa Romeo team boss Frederic Vasseur says Kimi Raikkonen gets more joy and motivation from Formula 1 as a "hobby", citing his driver sketching out his own brake pedal changes as an example.

Raikkonen's 'power loss' was actually "strange" headwind

Alfa Romeo believes a gust of wind impacted Kimi Raikkonen in qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix.

F1 becoming "more of a hobby" for Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen suspects that Formula 1 becoming "more of a hobby" for him is what has made it "more fun again".

Which eras do F1 drivers wish they could race in?

Ahead of the 1000th world championship race in China, Formula 1 drivers were asked to pick the eras they would race in if they could. Here are their answers.

Raikkonen match-up reminds Giovinazzi of final F3 season

Antonio Giovinazzi says going up against experienced Alfa Romeo Formula 1 teammate Kimi Raikkonen reminds him of his own final season in European Formula 3 in 2015.

Raikkonen: Following other F1 cars easier now

Kimi Raikkonen believes the 2019 aerodynamic rules have made it easier to follow other Formula 1 cars in races.

Visor tear-off forced Raikkonen into early pitstop

Kimi Raikkonen says a visor tear-off stuck in his Alfa Romeo Formula 1 car's brake duck forced a compromising early pitstop in the 2019 season opening Australian Grand Prix.

Why relaxed Raikkonen will star in 2019 Prime

Why relaxed Raikkonen will star in 2019

Formula 1 is already seeing a very different Kimi Raikkonen in 2019 since his switch from Ferrari to Alfa Romeo. This move isn't just about nostalgia or clinging to a place on the grid, as Raikkonen explains in this exclusive interview