The legend Kimi Räikkönen
Kimi Räikkönen had his enthusiasm for motorsport and his first successes at the age of nine in the Finnish junior classes in karting in 1988. In 1999 and 2000 he competed in the Formula Renault series and in 2001 was brought into Formula 1 by the Sauber team. After a successful season at Sauber, Räikkönen joined Team McLaren in 2002 and was able to celebrate third place in the first race and his first podium victory at F1™ From 2002 to 2006 Räikkönen was under contract with McLaren and won the vice world championship in 2003 and 2005 until he joined Ferrari in 2007. His first season with Scuderia Ferrari was also crowned with the World Championship title. Räikkönen ended the 2008 season with third place in the F1™ Championship, but the constructor title for Ferrari. Kimi finished the season sixth in 2009 and moved to the WRC due to failed contract negotiations with other F1™ teams. In 2012 he made his comeback in Formula 1 with Team Lotus, where he finished third and fifth in the World Championship the following year. His second Ferrari era began in 2014 and ended four years later in 2018 with the sporting climax of third place in the Kimi World Championship Ranking. In 2019, Kimi was back to the roots and signed a two-year contract with the Sauber team, which was soon renamed by main sponsor Alfa Romeo Racing. With currently 18 years of Formula 1 experience Kimi Räikkönen, whose nickname "Iceman" is one of the more experienced drivers in F1™ racing and thus an active F1 legend for us.