7 Records Kimi 'Iceman' Raikkonen Couldn't Break With His US GP Win
Kimi Raikkonen’s amazing victory in the United States Grand Prix was not just an unexpected one but it also broke a record- the Iceman now holds the record for most races between victories, he is the oldest race-winner for 24 years and has broken Mika Hakkinen’s win tally.
But today, we bring you a list of records that, unfortunately, Kimi didn’t manage to break:
1. Kimi doesn’t have the longest gap between race wins
But Riccardo Patrese had to wait for six years, six months and 28 days for his victory.
2. Not the oldest Finnish driver to win a race
This record is held by Keke Rosberg who, when Kimi won at the US GP, was 69 years, 10 months and 15 days old.
3. Kimi hasn’t won more races that Nico Rosberg
23 wins against 21
4. Not the first Finnish driver to win since Valterri Bottas
Paavo Tonteri, Patrik Pasma and Heikki Kovalainen are the other Finnish drivers.
5. Not the first Ferrari driver to have spent five consecutive seasons with a team before winning
Jean Alesi and Wolfgang von Trips (if you can be a little technical) are the two drivers to do so.
6. Kimi is not the first driver to have won F1 races on two different US tracks
Lewis Hamilton, Ayrton Senna, Keke Rosberg, Michele Alboreto, John Watson, Niki Lauda, Carlos Reutemann, Gilles Villeneuve, Nelson Piquet and Alan Jones, have all done it before him.
7. Not the first teammate of Sebastian Vettel to win an F1 race where he himself came fourth
Happened in 2009 Brazilian GP- Mark Webber won that race.