On this day in F1 – The birth of Kimi Raikkonen
The birth of Kimi Raikkonen, the talented world champion who really did not enjoy racing in modern Formula One.
He finished runner-up twice for McLaren before he secured his title with Ferrari in 2007, but had become so disenchanted that he moved into rallying in 2010 despite still being in contract with the Italian team. A hard-drinking, party animal, you suspect he would have thrived had he been involved a generation earlier. As he himself said;
“If the F1 world could go back 20 years, it would be the same as rallying now.”