Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen is undoubtedly one of the most popular F1 drivers apart from Lewis Hamilton. The 2007 world champion turns 38 today on 17th October. So in tribute to everyone’s favourite Finn, Essentially Sports once again dives into the archives to give you, the Best Drives of Kimi Raikkonen in Formula One.
Best Drives of Kimi Raikkonen
5. 2005 Japanese GP
In qualifying, the rain meant that the entire field was shuffled like a deck of cards. Ralf Schumacher in the Toyota was on pole with Jenson Button in the BAR in 2nd. The usual front-runners had been bundled to the back of the grid. Kimi Raikkonen was 17th behind Fernando Alonso. During the race, he scythed through the grid and soon was on the back of race leader Giancarlo Fisichella. The cat and mouse chase continued until the start of the final lap. Raikkonen pulled out of the slipstream and overtook the Italian to take the lead and eventually win. It was one of the best ‘come from behind’ victories.