World News – FI – Kimi Raikkonen becomes most experienced Formula 1 driver of all time


ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – NOVEMBER 28: Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Alfa Romeo Racing speak at the drivers’ press conference during the premieres of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix in Yas Marina circuit on November 28, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (Photo by Clive Mason / Getty Images)

It was a day he repeatedly said he didn’t care and it was a day that was delayed by several months due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s a day that eventually came and went, and it resulted in him breaking an all-time record in Formula 1

After competing in the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, the 11th race on the updated 2020 calendar, 2007 Formula 1 world champion Kimi Raikkonen is now the most experienced driver in the history of the sport

The 40-year-old Finn takes the start of this 60-lap race around the 16 turn, 3,199 miles (5,148 kilometers) road in Nürburg, Germany, was the 323rd start of his career, which dates back to the 2001 season His career spans 18 seasons, as he did not compete in 2010 and 2011 He returned to the sport in 2012

Raikkonen, who is in his second season with Alfa Romeo Racing after completing his second stint at Ferrari in 2018, broke the record previously held by Rubens Barrichello, who has competed in 322 races since the start of his career in the From 1993 to its end in 2011

Raikkonen is the oldest driver currently on the 20-driver grid in Formula 1 for more than five years (Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton turned 35 in January), and he is on a year contract He is expected to have played 329 races by the end of the season, this season being a 17-race season. His plans for the 2021 season are still on the table, but he could end up extending that record a bit if he chooses to return

Next to Raikkonen, the most experienced Formula 1 driver among the active is Hamilton, whose 261 start seventh on the all-time list Hamilton is more than five years younger than Raikkonen, there So has a chance that he will break Raikkonen’s new record at some point before he retires

In how many races will Kimi Raikkonen have retired from Formula 1, and the new all-time start record, regardless of when he walks away, will he be? he ever beaten?

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