Raikkonen set to crown comeback with perfect record

Race winner Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus F1 celebrates on the podium. Formula One World Championship, Rd18, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Race, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Sunday 4 November 2012.Nov.22 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen looks set to be the first driver since Nick Heidfeld in 2008 (racing at the time with BMW F1) to finish every grand prix in a full Formula One season.

The Finn’s rare feat, delivering him an almost certain third place in the drivers’ points standings, has coincided with his return to the sport, with Lotus, after a two-year rallying hiatus.

“Our record shows that the team can build a reliable car and that I know how to drive it,” said Raikkonen.

The Iceman has scored points in eighteen of the nineteen races so far this season. Only in China was he out of the points when he finished 14th.

Meanwhile, cementing his reputation for cool unflapability the former McLaren and Ferrari driver used the same three-word answer – “Never give up” – to three separate questions in an interview for F1’s official website.

The questions were: “What’s been your most valuable life lesson?”, “If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?”, and “What’s the best advice you have been given?”

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  • Kimi4WDC

    This man is is content with life and what ever it throws at him.

    Many people on the grid should take notes.

  • george

    Kimi the Comeback King!!

  • John

    If Ferrari wasn’t a political nightmare and had kept Kimi they’d have won another championship by now.

  • Stoner

    Hope Mclaren chuck Sergio and get Kimi for 2014 at least. Kimi deserves multiple championships

  • kaka007

    Kimi deserves more than one championship n mclaren deserves somebody better than perez……… all hail the iceman

  • Shut up JOHN

    U dont know jack shit & all u do is blabbering. Kimi undoubtedly is a greater driver but fernando is in a class of his own. Please start watching formula 1 carefully.

  • Hawk

    isnt it China where his tyres dropped off, the cliff?

  • [email protected]

    These Journalists Are Overlooking Another Potential Record From The ICEMAN, Hugely Greater That Finishing All The Races.

    I Can Not Confirm It, But He Is About To Be Possibly The Only Driver In History, To Have Completed ABSOLUTELY ALL The Laps Of EVERY Single Race For A Single Season, And This Season Has 20 Races For The First Time In History, Too.


    Now, That Would Be An Absolutely Awesome Record, In My Book.

    Go, HAMILTON !

  • [email protected]

    MICHAEL Also Did It In 2002, But The ICEMAN Record Is Being Made In A New Team.

    Go, HAMILTON !

  • [email protected]

    The Perfect Lap Record Over One Season Was Not Meant To Be.

    KIMI Was Lapped In BRASIL.

    Go, HAMILTON !