Complete coverage on

Kimi Raikkonen

Having competed under the Renault name in 2011, the rebranded Lotus team enter the new season hoping to avoid the off-track issues which blighted their preparations for the last campaign.

Latest Stories

Raikkonen excited by Formula One returnupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 17:11:00

Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen is excited ahead of his return to Formula One next season, having signed a two-year deal with the renamed Lotus team in November.

Kimi Raikkonen returns to Formula 1updated: Tue Nov 29 2011 16:42:00

2007 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen returns to Formula One with Lotus Renault GP.

SI.com: Brant James: NASCAR's All-Star Race, the perfect training ground for Coca-Cola 600updated: Fri May 20 2011 12:04:00

There is worth to the Sprint Cup All-Star Race beyond a sizeable purse and a year's worth of bragging rights. Just a week before the Coca-Cola 600 marathon, the All-Star Shootout is a test session in microcosm, according to two-time winner Jimmie Johnson.

SI.com: Tim Tuttle: Is Kimi Raikkonen NASCAR's next international superstar?updated: Wed Apr 06 2011 14:15:00

Is Kimi Raikkonen serious about pursuing a career in Sprint Cup? It sure sounds like he is, based upon his released statement before testing for Kyle Busch's Camping World Truck team Monday and Tuesday at Gresham Motorsports Park in Georgia. Raikkonen has a multi-race deal with Busch for this year, starting at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 20.

Former F1 champion Raikkonen set for NASCAR debutupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 08:42:00

Former Formula One world champion Kimi Raikkonen will make a debut in NASCAR this year.

Raikkonen triumphs as Force India on podiumupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 13:40:00

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen claimed his fourth Belgian Formula One Grand Prix victory in five years at Spa to end an astonishing run of 26 races without a win for the 2007 world champion.

Hirvonen leads in Finland as Raikkonen rollsupdated: Sat Aug 01 2009 13:57:00

Mikko Hirvonen extended his lead at the Rally of Finland on Saturday to boost his hopes of a first victory in his home event, while Formula One star Kimi Raikkonen suffered a spectacular crash.

Raikkonen talks to CNNupdated: Fri May 08 2009 11:21:00

Ferrari Formula One racing driver Kimi Raikkonen talks to CNN's Pedro Pinto about this season's Ferrari campaign.

How the F1 title was won: Part oneupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 10:51:00

Lewis Hamilton took his first Formula One world championship after an eight-month-long duel with Felipe Massa.

How the F1 title was won: Part twoupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 10:50:00

Lewis Hamilton took his first Formula One world championship after an eight-month-long duel with Felipe Massa.

How the F1 title was won: Part threeupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 10:48:00

Lewis Hamilton took his first Formula One world championship after an eight-month-long duel with Felipe Massa.

Raikkonen: F1 title defense is out of my handsupdated: Thu Sep 25 2008 09:33:00

Kimi Raikkonen wants to salvage a win from the wreckage of his Formula One world title defense.

McLaren pray for rain to boost Hamilton's F1 title hopesupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 09:20:00

The weather could play a major role in deciding the Formula One world championship, according to the sport's top two teams.

Massa wins GP as Hamilton is demotedupdated: Sun Sep 07 2008 14:23:00

Ferrari's Felipe Massa was declared the winner of the Belgian Grand Prix after McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton, who was first over the finishing line, was given a 25-second penalty for an illegal maneuver and demoted to third.

Hamilton wins dramatic dual with Raikkonenupdated: Sun Sep 07 2008 10:42:00

Lewis Hamilton won a dramatic dual with Kimi Raikkonen to triumph in the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps.

Alonso is fastest in Belgian GP practiceupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 13:33:00

Fernando Alonso returned the fastest time in Friday's practice for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.

Raikkonen looks to reignite F1 title defenceupdated: Thu Aug 21 2008 10:21:00

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen is keeping his fingers crossed that a return to Spain can bring about the change of fortune his Formula One title defence needs.

Raikkonen prays for sun to shine on title hopesupdated: Wed Jul 16 2008 13:50:00

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen is praying for sun at the German Grand Prix, as he seeks to end a miserable run that has seen Lewis Hamilton draw level with him in the race for the championship.

Hamilton triumphs in British Grand Prixupdated: Sun Jul 06 2008 11:09:00

Lewis Hamilton led from lap four for McLaren to claim his first British Grand Prix triumph in stunning style and take a share of the lead in the world drivers championship.

Massa leads championship after French winupdated: Mon Jun 23 2008 03:26:00

Felipe Massa moved to the top of the drivers' championship by winning the French Grand Prix at Magny Cours, after team-mate Kimi Raikkonen had problems with a broken exhaust.

Raikkonen on pole for French Grand Prixupdated: Sat Jun 21 2008 11:27:00

Defending world champion Kimi Raikkonen claimed pole position for the French Grand Prix at Magny Cours with a lap of one minute 16.449 seconds.

Raikkonen: I've never wanted to win so muchupdated: Wed Jun 18 2008 11:29:00

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen says he has never had such a "great lust" to win as he seeks redemption at the French Grand Prix.

Raikkonen lambasts Hamilton over F1 crashupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 11:18:00

Kimi Raikkonen has lambasted McLaren's Lewis Hamilton for the pit-lane accident that ended both of their races at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Raikkonen moves on from 'staggering blow'updated: Wed Jun 04 2008 12:10:00

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen says he will not be changing his approach at the Canadian Grand Prix despite Monaco being a "staggering blow."

Force India owner angry with Raikkonenupdated: Wed May 28 2008 11:48:00

Force India owner Vijay Mallya has expressed his dismay after world champion Kimi Raikkonen rear-ended Adrian Sutil out of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Raikkonen stretches lead with Barcelona winupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 06:11:00

World champion Kimi Raikkonen has won the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona to claim his second victory of the season and move nine points clear in the drivers' championship.

Raikkonen snatches pole from Alonsoupdated: Sat Apr 26 2008 09:54:00

World champion Kimi Raikkonen snatched pole position from Fernando Alonso in the dying moments of a remarkable qualifying session for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix.

Raikkonen quickest in Spanish practiceupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 14:43:00

Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari was fastest in both of Friday's practice sessions for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Raikkonen backs three teams in title raceupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 09:30:00

Reigning world champion Kimi Raikkonen believes three teams are in the race to claim Formula One's crown this season.

Raikkonen shows drivers how to relaxupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 06:09:00

Kimi Raikkonen has entered a jetboat race dressed as a gorilla under the name of deceased Formula One legend James Hunt, Felipe Massa goes shopping for watches and Lewis Hamilton loves listening to Chaka Demus & Pliers.

Raikkonen never lost faith in Ferrariupdated: Sun Mar 23 2008 10:54:00

Kimi Raikkonen cruised to victory in the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday and insisted Ferrari never doubted they would bounce back from a terrible start to the season

Raikkonen chased by young talentupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 10:09:00

The flying Finn Kimi Raikkonen starts his second season with Ferrari highly favored to claim back-to-back drivers' championships but McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, the star of 2007, leads a pack of young talent determined to ruin his plans.

Raikkonen win ends Hamilton dreamupdated: Tue Oct 23 2007 05:41:00

And so it ended how it began, with the initial favorite -- and highest paid driver -- taking the glory of the 2007 Formula One World Championship. But, for much of the season right up to immediately before yesterday's Brazilian Grand Prix, Kimi Raikkonen seemed the man least likely to succeed of the three drivers in contention for the title.

Final Standingsupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 05:56:00

Kimi Raikkonen claimed his first world title by one point after previous overall leader Lewis Hamilton suffered a nightmare end to his rookie season at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Raikkonen champion as Lewis stallsupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 04:44:00

Kimi Raikkonen claimed his first world title by one point after previous overall leader Lewis Hamilton suffered a nightmare end to his rookie season at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday.

McLaren appealupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 04:44:00

Ed Foster of Motor Sport Magazine joins CNN to discuss the Brazilian Grand Prix and comment on Lewis Hamilton's performance.

SI.com: Tim Tuttle: Trios chase Cup, F1 crownsupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 17:07:00

Formula One doesn't have the Chase, and its technical specifications allow equipment to be as unequal as money can buy. It's diametric to the Nextel Cup in how many teams and drivers have a chance to win the championship in a typical season.

Brazilian Grand Prix: And so it endsupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 07:11:00

Lewis Hamilton's shock retirement from the Chinese Grand Prix has set up a grandstand finale to a thrilling and controversial 2007 season. F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone could not have wished for a better conclusion to a year filled with surprise, intrigue, espionage and infighting -- for the third time this decade, the driver's championship goes down to the wire.

Hamilton's crash gives rivals hopeupdated: Sun Oct 07 2007 08:54:00

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton spun out of the Chinese Grand Prix to send the world title race to a cliffhanger finale in Brazil on October 21.

Raikkonen is fastest with late runupdated: Fri Oct 05 2007 11:28:00

Kimi Raikkonen was fastest in Friday's practice for the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai.

Raikkonen escapes in 320 kph crashupdated: Sat Sep 08 2007 12:14:00

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was unhurt in a high-speed crash during final practice for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza before Fernando Alonso took pole position for Sunday's race.

McLarens on top in second practiceupdated: Thu Sep 06 2007 22:22:00

McLaren and Ferrari shared the honors after Friday's two practice sessions at Monza ahead of Sunday's Italian Grand Prix.

Raikkonen top in Turkish practiceupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 01:00:00

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton put McLaren back on top of the timesheets with the fastest lap in Friday's second free practice for the Turkish Grand Prix.

Raikkonen dashes Hamilton's hopesupdated: Sun Jul 08 2007 02:17:00

Finland's Kimi Raikkonen dashed the ambitions of home hero Lewis Hamilton and further enhanced his own world championship hopes with victory in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday.

Ferrari's day as Hamilton thwartedupdated: Fri Jul 06 2007 00:31:00

Finland's Kimi Raikkonen won the French Grand Prix on Sunday, leading Brazilian team-mate Felipe Massa in a Ferrari one-two to end McLaren's winning streak.

Alonso-Hamilton in McLaren one-twoupdated: Sun Apr 08 2007 04:32:00

World champion Fernando Alonso won the Malaysian Grand Prix to hand new team McLaren-Mercedes its first Formula One triumph since 2005.

Alonso secures pole for British GPupdated: Sat Jun 10 2006 09:30:00

Renault's world champion Fernando Alonso swept to his fourth pole position in a row with a last-gasp flying lap at the British Grand Prix on Saturday.

Start-to-finish triumph for Alonsoupdated: Sun May 28 2006 09:43:00

Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso led the Monaco Grand Prix from start to finish on Sunday to hand Renault their fifth victory in seven races.

McLaren flex muscles at Interlagosupdated: Fri Sep 23 2005 14:36:00

Kimi Raikkonen's McLaren team dominated the two opening practice sessions for Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix, but championship leader Fernando Alonso also impressed in his Renault.

Raikkonen quickest at rain-hit Spaupdated: Fri Sep 09 2005 09:28:00

McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen lapped fastest in a rain-hit first day of practice for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.

Montoya's day as Raikkonen suffersupdated: Sun Sep 04 2005 09:31:00

Renault's Fernando Alonso could be crowned F1's youngest champion next weekend after finishing second to Juan Pablo Montoya of McLaren in the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday.

McLaren set pace in Monza sparringupdated: Fri Sep 02 2005 10:55:00

McLaren-Mercedes laid down an early marker ahead of Sunday's Italian Grand Prix by dominating both free practice sessions at Monza on Friday.

Raikkonen triumphant in Turkish GPupdated: Sun Aug 21 2005 09:48:00

Kimi Raikkonen won the first Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul on Sunday and Renault's title favorite Fernando Alonso snatched second place after a mistake by Raikkonen's McLaren team mate Juan Pablo Montoya.

Raikkonen takes first Turkey poleupdated: Sat Aug 20 2005 07:03:00

Title challenger Kimi Raikkonen claimed pole place at the Istanbul Park circuit Saturday when he finished fastest in qualifying for Sunday's inaugural Turkish Grand Prix.

Raikkonen boosts world title hopesupdated: Sun Jul 31 2005 09:47:00

McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen revived his world championship hopes with a comfortable victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest on Sunday.

Raikkonen setback gifts Alonso winupdated: Sun Jul 24 2005 09:08:00

Renault's Fernando Alonso cashed in on Kimi Raikkonen's misfortune to win the German Grand Prix on Sunday and take a huge step towards becoming Formula One's youngest champion.

Raikkonen pole as Montoya blundersupdated: Sat Jul 23 2005 08:03:00

It was bitter-sweet for McLaren in qualifying for the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim as Kimi Raikkonen secured pole position while teammate Juan Pablo Montoya slid off on the final corner.

Superb Alonso on Silverstone poleupdated: Sat Jul 09 2005 06:25:00

Championship leader Fernando Alonso claimed his second consecutive pole position, as race favorite Kimi Raikkonen suffered a second successive engine failure, at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Blown engine dents Raikkonen hopesupdated: Fri Jul 01 2005 13:45:00

Kimi Raikkonen's hopes of winning the French Grand Prix have receded after the McLaren title contender suffered a blown engine in practice.

Raikkonen closes championship gapupdated: Sun Jun 12 2005 14:32:00

Finn Kimi Raikkonen gave his title hopes a huge boost when he won the Canadian Grand Prix after championship leader Fernando Alonso crashed out in Montreal.

Raikkonen powers to Monaco triumphupdated: Sun May 22 2005 11:02:00

McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen led the Monaco Grand Prix from start to finish for a commanding victory in F1's most glamorous race.

Raikkonen ends Alonso's win streakupdated: Sun May 08 2005 09:41:00

McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen flew from pole position to the chequered flag to win the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, the Finn's third Formula One victory.

Raikkonen to rest after crash testupdated: Tue Feb 15 2005 10:46:00

McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen crashed on Tuesday while testing the Formula One team's new car at the Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona.

Raikkonen fastest in F1 practiceupdated: Fri Aug 13 2004 09:10:00

McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen came out on top after the second practice session ahead of Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix, out-pacing the Ferraris of Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello.

Raikkonen usurps Ferraris for poleupdated: Sat Jul 10 2004 12:08:00

McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen upstaged the Ferraris and home hope Jenson Button to claim pole position for Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Raikkonen is quickest in practiceupdated: Fri Jul 09 2004 13:05:00

McLaren set their sights on a first podium finish of the season after Kimi Raikkonen led British Grand Prix practice.

Raikkonen sets Nuerburgring paceupdated: Fri May 28 2004 10:52:00

Kimi Raikkonen enjoyed a rare moment of success in a difficult season by topping Friday's practice times ahead of the European Grand Prix.

We recommend