Kimi’s previous Bahrain results

2004
Qualifying - P19 (no time)
Race - retired - lap 7 (engine failure)

2005
Qualifying - P9
Race - P3

2006
Qualifying - P22 (no time due to suspension failure)
Race - P3

2007
Qualifying - P3
Race - P3

2008
Qualifying - P4
Race - P2

2009
Qualifying - P10
Race - P6

2012
Qualifying - P11
Race - P2

2013
Qualifying - P9
Race - P2

Kimi’s got a rather good track record in Bahrain with six podiums in eight race yet the win hasn’t come yet.  His best performance here was in 2006 when he finished in the final podium position after failing to set a time in qualifying resulting in him being last on the grid.  It’s one of my favourite races to watch and if you get the chance to watch it you should.  Let’s hope he can score another podium on Sunday, and as we can see, he doesn’t really need to qualify too well to still succeed. Although I’m not saying it’d be a bad thing if he decided to qualify well this week.


The best April Fools joke will always be the one Lotus did in 2012 when they convinced us all the cause of Kimi’s issues with the steering was down to him being left handed and they just had to switch the steering wheel to have the buttons on the opposite side


Kimi Raikkonen - 2009 German Grand Prix


kimi driving a bus

let’s see who can get past that during the race in monaco


I think Ferrari and my mum had the same approach to uniform shopping

Early 2009 - gets new uniform

Five years later - Uniform finally fits him


F1 rule changes you say?


“I think Kimi’s driving style is really perfect for these turbo cars. Alonso pushes too hard, so I think Kimi will beat him.” —

Mika Hakkinen

What a king


Kimi’s submission for this years Zoom auction


The 2005 title fight

Kimi Raikkonen & Fernando Alonso


2004 British Grand Prix


King Kimi on his throne


“I don’t think that it is an awful lot different. Now when everything is new and in very cold conditions and not so much grip on the circuit, it is a bit trickier and we don’t push much. But it’s still very similar driving as before.” — Kimi, unfazed as usual


“I think Kimi’s driving style is really perfect for these turbo cars. Alonso pushes too hard, so I think Kimi will beat him.” — Mika Hakkinen


Here’s some Kimi related quotes according to Gizoogle

Kimi was able ta do all kindsa muthafuckin thangs behind tha wheel dat our engineers’ lyrics wouldnâ’t done been of help there, so peek-a-boo, clear tha way, I be comin’ thru fo’sho. In dat sense Kimi is mo’ betta than Mike Schumacher n’ shit. When I was hustlin as Michael’s data engineer we always had ta tell his ass accurately how tha fuck his schmoooove ass could drive fasta up in different corners accordin ta tha computer n’ shit. With Kimi you don’t need dis kind of lyrics yo. Dude findz tha solutions his dirty ass.

Andrea Stella

I’m not comparin his ass wit mah playas yo, but it’s not tha same ta start a race n’ git ta tha straight-up original gangsta corner n’ have Kimi Raikkonen alongside you than havin a lil’ driver or a rookie.

Fernando Alonso

Since dat schmoooove muthafucka has two ghetto titlez he annoys mah dirty ass.

Kimi on Seb in 2012

his year I suppose I gotta call Kimi tha star driver, wit tha shiznit dat schmoooove muthafucka has. I be thinkin da thug was motivated on hope dat da thug was goin ta git paid.

Bernie Ecclestone

My fuckin only problem is ta provide both drivers a cold-ass lil competitizzle car. Shiiit, dis aint no joke. If our crazy asses gotz a phat hoopty then there won’t be any problems. Both Kimi n’ Fernando Alonso is mature, adult peeps n’ ghetto champions so they know what tha fuck it means ta give they all ta tha crew.

Stefano Domenicali

It’s straight-up unbelievable dat tha crew throws Kimi up even though dat schmoooove muthafucka has a cold-ass lil contract. There has ta be a shitload of scrilla up in tha game when Kimi wins races n’ still his contract is terminated. Y’all KNOW dat shit, muthafucka! This type’a shiznit happens all tha time. Yo ass gotta pay tha salary n’ tha fine plus whatever else along dis shit. Well shiiiit, it don’t seem ta have shaken Kimi up. For one of mah thugs it would done been a straight-up tough place ta accept dat tha crew no longer wants you n’ is locked n loaded ta pay big-ass bucks fo’ dis shit. Kimi don’t seem ta care at all. That’s his strength. If it would happen ta me it would be straight-up tough.

Nico Rosberg after it was announced Kimi’s contract was terminated back in 2009


Look at bby kimi and nando  plus bonus ralf on the podium all covered in champagne