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Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen, World Rally Championship event, Rally Bulgaria, 9th July 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Kimi Raikkonen, World Rally Championship event, Rally Bulgaria, 9th July 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

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Born:

17 Oct 1979
Espoo

Nationality:

Finland

Grands Prix:

291 (2001- )

Came into the sport on the back of precious few races, but impressed continually, and became World Champion in 2007. He left Formula 1 to go and compete in World Championship rallying, after numerous attempts at rallies in Finland. In 2011, he also appeared in NASCAR, but in 2012, he returned to F1 with the Lotus team and stayed with them in 2013, but returned to Ferrari in 2014. He remained with the Italian team until the end of 2018. In 2019, he joined Sauber, the team he drove for at the start of his career eighteen years earlier in its present guise as Alfa Romeo.

Biography last updated 1 Feb 2019