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Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen poses for a photo.(REUTERS)

Veteran Raikkonen to remain with ‘second family’ Alfa Romeo

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Raikkonen, crowned world champion in 2007 driving for Ferrari, will be able to extend his record number of Grand Prix starts which he set earlier this season.
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc poses as he celebrates qualifying in pole position alongside second placed Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and third placed Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas.(REUTERS)
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc poses as he celebrates qualifying in pole position alongside second placed Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and third placed Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas.(REUTERS)

Italian Grand Prix: Charles Leclerc on Monza pole after shambolic qualifying ‘mess’

Monza | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 08:35 PM IST
An unprecedented ‘cat-and-mouse’ procession as the teams crawled round the circuit, backing each other up to claim good slipstreaming positions, resulted in a farce that saw eight cars timed out by the chequered flag.
Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen poses for a photo ahead of Australian GP.(REUTERS)
Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen poses for a photo ahead of Australian GP.(REUTERS)

Kimi Raikkonen says partying made him a better driver

Melbourne | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 09:13 AM IST
Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen is now an elder statesman of Formula One but admits he used to be a party animal and says it made him a better driver
Formula One F1 - Brazilian Grand Prix - Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil - November 10, 2018 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the garage during practice(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Brazilian Grand Prix - Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil - November 10, 2018 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the garage during practice(REUTERS)

Opinion: The Sebastian Vettel conundrum

New Delhi | By Raja Sen
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 09:40 AM IST
Vettel is a phenomenal driver, and an underrated one, but he needs a teammate who will not just keep him on his toes but threaten to cut them off. He needs somebody good enough to push him into brilliance.
Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel powers his car during the third free practice session of the F1 Brazil Grand Prix, at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo.(AFP)
Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel powers his car during the third free practice session of the F1 Brazil Grand Prix, at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo.(AFP)

Brazilian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel smashes Interlagos lap record

Sao Paulo | By AFP
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 09:40 PM IST
The four-time champion German clocked a best lap in one minute and 7.948 seconds to outpace new five-time champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes by two-tenths of a second.
Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo (right) speaks to Lewis Hamilton after obtaining the first and third position respectively, during the qualifying session of the Formula One Mexico Grand Prix.(AP)
Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo (right) speaks to Lewis Hamilton after obtaining the first and third position respectively, during the qualifying session of the Formula One Mexico Grand Prix.(AP)

Ricciardo upstages Verstappen as Red Bull lockout front row, Hamilton third

Mexico City | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 10:07 AM IST
After seeing his young Dutch teammate dominate every practice session, the Renault-bound Ricciardo produced a stunning riposte in one minute and 14.759 seconds, beating Verstappen by 0.026, as Red Bull swept the front row of the grid.
British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates wining his fourth Formula One championship with a member of his team after the Mexican Formula One Grand Prix auto race at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack in Mexico City.(AP)
British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates wining his fourth Formula One championship with a member of his team after the Mexican Formula One Grand Prix auto race at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack in Mexico City.(AP)

Hamilton says Mercedes will have earned F1 title

Mexico City | By AP
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 10:46 AM IST
Ferrari’s blunders certainly made Hamilton’s season easier. There have been crashes, pit stop and tire mistakes, and practice penalties that cost Ferrari wins and race position.
Kimi Raikkonen celebrates after winning the United States Formula One Grand Prix.(AFP)
Kimi Raikkonen celebrates after winning the United States Formula One Grand Prix.(AFP)

Opinion | Kimi Raikkonen conquers America

Hindustan Times | By Raja Sen
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 08:39 AM IST
Kimi Raikkonen won the United States Grand Prix, and there couldn’t be a more popular victor. Formula One is a sport driven by fierce rivalries and team histories, and rare is a driver who can transcend colours and costumery.
Race winner Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Ferrari talks in the press conference after the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas.(AFP)
Race winner Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Ferrari talks in the press conference after the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas.(AFP)

Kimi Raikkonen happy to prove ‘some people’ wrong

Austin | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 05:14 PM IST
Kimi Raikkonen whose victory for a resurgent Ferrari prevented Lewis Hamilton from clinching his fifth drivers’ title in Texas, is leaving the Italian team at the end of the season and, at the age of 39, had been written off in some quarters.
Lewis Hamilton driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes WO9 on track during the United States Formula One Grand Prix.(AFP)
Lewis Hamilton driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes WO9 on track during the United States Formula One Grand Prix.(AFP)

Hamilton waits for F1 title as Raikkonen wins US Grand Prix

Austin | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 09:49 AM IST
Title rival Sebastian Vettel in another Ferrari was fourth meaning the championship race will probably be decided in Mexico next weekend instead.
Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after his victory in the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.(AFP)
Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after his victory in the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.(AFP)

Lewis Hamilton wins the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel sixth

Suzuka | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 01:50 PM IST
Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday to move to the brink of a fifth Formula One world title.
Charles Leclerc during the press conference while he has part of the Sauber team.(REUTERS)
Charles Leclerc during the press conference while he has part of the Sauber team.(REUTERS)

Charles Leclerc replaces Kimi Raikkonen in ‘dream’ move to Ferrari

Maranello | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 06:24 PM IST
Kimi Raikkonen, who won the 2007 Formula One title with Ferrari, will be heading back to Sauber from next season while Charles Leclerc will take his seat alongside Sebastian Vettel.
Kimi Raikkonen during a press conference.(REUTERS)
Kimi Raikkonen during a press conference.(REUTERS)

Kimi Raikkonen to leave Ferrari, return to Sauber at end of 2018

Milan | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 04:08 PM IST
Kimi Raikkonen has started 287 grands prix, winning 20 since his debut in 2001 with Sauber, the team he will race for again in 2019.
File Picture of Kimi Raikkonnen.(Getty Images)
File Picture of Kimi Raikkonnen.(Getty Images)

Raikkonnen’s rush for glory cost Ferrari dear

PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2018 09:00 AM IST
This season, Ferrari has uncharacteristically shied away from team orders, even letting Räikkönen finish ahead of Vettel in Austria, when a swap was expected — but it may be time for a frank discussion about the need for a World Championship outweighing the need for equal opportunities
Checkered flag is waved as Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain crosses the finish line during the Formula One Italy Grand Prix at the Monza racetrack, in Monza.(AP)
Checkered flag is waved as Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain crosses the finish line during the Formula One Italy Grand Prix at the Monza racetrack, in Monza.(AP)

Lewis Hamilton claims record-equalling victory as Sebastian Vettel falters at Monza

Monza | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2018 08:28 PM IST
For the fifth time in his career Lewis Hamilton claimed victory at the Italian Grand Prix, moving him level with Michael Schumacher.
The acceleration of the Lotus-Renault E20 is so violent that it feels like you’ve been strapped onto a Brahmos missile
The acceleration of the Lotus-Renault E20 is so violent that it feels like you’ve been strapped onto a Brahmos missile

What the F1! How tough is it really to drive a Formula 1 car

Hindustan Times | By Hormazd Sorabjee
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 10:54 PM IST
Once you have driven an F1 car, you’ll know: driving anything else is meaningless!
Lewis Hamilton has a 24 point lead at the top of drivers standings after the Hungarian Grand Prix.(REUTERS)
Lewis Hamilton has a 24 point lead at the top of drivers standings after the Hungarian Grand Prix.(REUTERS)

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton wins Hungarian Grand Prix, extends lead over Sebastian Vettel

Omnisport, Budapest | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2018 08:48 PM IST
Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix for the sixth time, but Valtteri Bottas could not stop Sebastian Vettel finishing second.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in action during qualifying of Hangarian Grand Prix.(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in action during qualifying of Hangarian Grand Prix.(REUTERS)

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton on pole for Hungarian Grand Prix

Agence France-Presse, Budapest | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2018 09:08 PM IST
While Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas took the top two positions, The two Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel occupy the second row for Sunday’s race.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the German Grand Prix.(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the German Grand Prix.(REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton drives from tears to triumph at German Grand Prix

UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 02:03 PM IST
Lewis Hamilton raced from 14th to first to seize a “miracle” German Grand Prix victory in a Mercedes one-two on Sunday and retake the Formula One championship lead from Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who crashed.
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton steers his car during the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuit.(AFP)
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton steers his car during the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuit.(AFP)

Lewis Hamilton risks being stripped of German Grand Prix win

Reuters, Hockenheim | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 10:58 PM IST
Lewis Hamilton, who could be handed a time penalty if found guilty of the offence, finished 4.5 seconds ahead of Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas and 6.7 clear of Ferrari’s third-placed Kimi Raikkonen.
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton wins the race as engineers celebrate in the pit.(REUTERS)
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton wins the race as engineers celebrate in the pit.(REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton wins German Grand Prix after Sebastian Vettel crashes out

Hockenheim | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 08:41 PM IST
Lewis Hamilton came from 14th on the grid to win the German Grand Prix after F1 title rival Sebastian Vettel crashed out at Hockenheim.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel celebrates after the qualifying session on the eve of the German GP.(AFP)
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel celebrates after the qualifying session on the eve of the German GP.(AFP)

Sebastian Vettel smashes lap record to take German GP pole, Lewis Hamilton out

Omnisport | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 09:10 PM IST
Sebastian Vettel surged to pole for his home German GP on Saturday as Lewis Hamilton suffered a setback when his Mercedes broke down to leave him at the back of the grid.
Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen steers his car during the second free practice session ahead of the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring racing circuit.(AFP)
Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen steers his car during the second free practice session ahead of the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring racing circuit.(AFP)

Formula One: Max Verstappen keeps Red Bull on top in German Grand Prix

Reuters, Hockenheim | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2018 09:42 PM IST
Max Verstappen, who did only 18 laps to Lewis Hamilton’s 39 in the afternoon, lost some time with the team working on his car’s engine.
Lewis Hamilton is eight points behind rival Sebastian Vettel in the F1 drivers’ standings.(AFP)
Lewis Hamilton is eight points behind rival Sebastian Vettel in the F1 drivers’ standings.(AFP)

British Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton’s loss shows cracking under pressure

Hindustan Times | By Raja Sen
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2018 10:42 AM IST
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, who recovered from an opening-lap collision with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen to finish second at the British Grand Prix, hasn’t been at his best this season and needs to refocus in order to win his fifth F1 world title.
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton finished second at the British Grand Prix after an opening lap collision with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, who finished third, had knocked him from pole position to last.(AFP)
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton finished second at the British Grand Prix after an opening lap collision with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, who finished third, had knocked him from pole position to last.(AFP)

British Grand Prix: Unhappy Lewis Hamilton points finger at Ferrari’s ‘interesting tactics’

Silverstone | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2018 11:43 PM IST
Lewis Hamilton has accused Ferrari of using ‘tactics’ after he was hit by Kimi Raikkonen at the British Grand Prix.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel (in pic) won the British Grand Prix as Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton fought back to finish second.(REUTERS)
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel (in pic) won the British Grand Prix as Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton fought back to finish second.(REUTERS)

Sebastian Vettel wins thrilling British Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton recovers to second

Omnisport, Silverstone | By By Christopher Devine
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2018 09:34 PM IST
Sebastian Vettel won Sunday’s British Grand Prix to thwart home favourite Lewis Hamilton’s hopes of sealing a sixth title at Silverstone.
Lewis Hamilton outpaced Sebastian Vettel by 0.044 seconds to secure pole position in the British Grand Prix.(AFP)
Lewis Hamilton outpaced Sebastian Vettel by 0.044 seconds to secure pole position in the British Grand Prix.(AFP)

Lewis Hamilton secures pole position for British Grand Prix

AFP, Silverstone | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 08:57 PM IST
Lewis Hamilton secured his 76th career pole position as he rode a stunning last lap in qualifying in the British Grand Prix while Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen finished second and third.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel celebrates with his trophy on the podium after finishing third.(REUTERS)
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel celebrates with his trophy on the podium after finishing third.(REUTERS)

Ferrari erred by not giving Sebastian Vettel chance to win race

UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 10:37 PM IST
As the Austrian race wound to a Mercedes-less close, Sebastian Vettel was behind Kimi Raikkonen, his Finnish teammate, who would naturally be expected to move over to let Vettel pocket three extra points.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium after winning the race alongside second-placed Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and third-place Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.(REUTERS)
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium after winning the race alongside second-placed Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and third-place Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.(REUTERS)

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen wins Austrian GP as both Mercedes fail to finish

Associated Press, Spielberg | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2018 09:13 PM IST
Sebastian Vettel took the lead in the drivers’ championship after he finished third behind Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen at the Austrian Grand Prix.
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen finished third in the French Grand Prix.(AFP)
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen finished third in the French Grand Prix.(AFP)

French GP: Kimi Raikkonen’s grand response to reports of Ferrari ditch

Hindustan Times | By Raja Sen
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 09:42 AM IST
With rumours suggesting that Ferrari is ready to replace Kimi Raikkonen with rising star Charles LeClerc in its Formula One driver line-up for 2019, the Finn performed extremely well in the French Grand Prix last week, finishing third.
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