Vettel wins again in India, takes Formula 1 drviers' title

GREATER NOIDA, India, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel locked up a fourth consecutive Formula 1 drivers' title Sunday by winning the Indian Grand Prix by nearly 30 seconds.

Vettel near drivers' title after win at Japanese Grand Prix

SUZAKA, Japan, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel won his fifth consecutive Formula 1 race, taking the Japanese Grand Prix by 7 seconds Sunday and neared another drivers' championship.

Vettel nears Formula 1 title after win at Korean Grand Prix

YEONGAM, South Korea, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel on Sunday won his third consecutive Korean Grand Prix and moved close to locking up a fourth straight Formula 1 drivers' championship.

Sebastian Vettel wins Singapore Grand Prix

SINGAPORE, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel drove a masterful race Sunday in winning the Singapore Grand Prix for his seventh Formula One victory this year.

Vettel wins in Belgium, fifth Grand Prix title of 2013

SPA, Belgium, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel collected his fifth Grand Prix title of the year Sunday with a strong performance at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Fast tires earmarked for Belgian Grand Prix

SPA, Belgium, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Pirelli said the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix this weekend would be run on the two hardest-rubber tires available due to the length of the track.

Lewis Hamilton dominates in 4th Hungarian Grand Prix victory

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 28 (UPI) -- Pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton dominated from start to finish Sunday, cruising in to 10.9-second victory at the sweltering Hungarian Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel dominates German Grand Prix in 1st home-country win

NURBURG, Germany, July 7 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel notched his fourth Formula One victory of the season and first in his home country Sunday, outpacing Kimi Raikkonen at the German Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg takes British Grand Prix after Vettel's breakdown

SILVERSTONE, England, June 30 (UPI) -- Nico Rosberg grabbed a late lead when Sebastian Vettel suffered a gearbox failure and went on to win Sunday's British Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso wins Spanish Grand Prix

BARCELONA, Spain, May 12 (UPI) -- Spanish driver Fernando Alonso thrilled the local crowd Sunday at the Spanish Grand Prix, winning his 32nd Formula 1 race.

Mercedes wins pole position at Spanish Grand Prix

CATALUNYA, Spain, May 11 (UPI) -- Mercedes will be parked in the front row of the Spanish Grand Prix after teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton won Saturday's qualifying run.

Sebastian Vettel cruises to victory at Bahrain Grand Prix

SAKHIR, Bahrain, April 21 (UPI) -- Defending champion Sebastian Vettel grabbed the lead on the third lap Sunday and went to record a dominating victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Mercedes nabs pole position at Bahrain Grand Prix

SAKHIR, Bahrain, April 20 (UPI) -- Mercedes will parked on the pole at this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix thanks to Nico Rosberg's top qualifying time Saturday.

Alonso wins Chinese Grand Prix

SHANGHAI, April 14 (UPI) -- Fernando Alonso, driving for Ferrari, led almost the entire race Sunday in winning the Chinese grand Prix in Shanghai.

Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Chinese Grand Prix

SHANGHAI, April 13 (UPI) -- Lewis Hamilton claimed the pole position in the Chinese Grand Prix Saturday, steering his Mercedes around the Shanghai track in 1 minute, 34.484 seconds.
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Kimi Raikkonen
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen on the tail of McLaren's Fernando Alonso at the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday April 15, 2007. Ferrari's Felipe Massa finished first followed McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen finished third. (UPI Photo/Norbert Schiller)

Kimi-Matias Räikkönen (Finnish pronunciation: ; born October 17, 1979 in Espoo), nicknamed Iceman, is a Finnish racing and rally driver. After a nine season career in Formula One, in which he took the 2007 Formula One World Drivers' Championship, he will now take part in the World Rally Championship for the Citroën Junior Team.

Räikkönen entered Formula One as a regular driver for Sauber-Petronas in 2001. Having previously only raced in very junior open-wheel categories, he was given his Super Licence from the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) after a performance delivery promise from his team boss, Peter Sauber. He joined McLaren Mercedes in 2002, and became a title contender by finishing runner-up in the 2003 and 2005 championships to Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso, respectively.

Switching to Ferrari in 2007, Räikkönen became the highest paid driver in motor sport with an estimated wage of $51 million per year, in part because the previous highest paid driver Michael Schumacher had retired. In turn his move to Ferrari saw him secure his first Formula One World Drivers' Championship, beating McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso by one point. After two more years with Ferrari, he was dropped in favour of Alonso and will take a sabbatical for the 2010 season.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Kimi Raikkonen."
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