The talent of Kimi raikkonen is impressive, and about that there is almost no discussion among fans of the Formula 1. The Finn is traveling the last kilometers of his sports career, at least officially. This year his contract with Alfa Romeo, and he has not yet communicated what he will do next season, whether to continue or retire.
However, this Sunday in the Grand Prix of Portugal, Kimi Raikkonen proved to be more relevant than ever. Although the pace of his car is one of the worst on the grid, the Finn did not skimp on speed and made a start perfect. In just one lap, Raikkonen passed ten cars.
On Saturday in the standings he was eliminated in the first cut and placed in 16th place. After the test, the Finn was very upset by his performance. “We tried to do everything we could, but it was not enough. With different conditions, the story would have been different, but it was the same for everyone. I am very disappointed, but we have to recover tomorrow, ”said Kimi.
As soon as the race started, Raikkonen kept his word. Taking advantage of the light rain that fell on the Portimao circuit, the Finn began to overtake one car after another. On social media they said: “Kimi put the video game on easy level.” Ironically, that was true. Raikkonen passed ten cars in a couple of curves and placed sixth,
However, the performance did not last long. After a few laps, Kimi fell into the classifier. At times, the Finn was able to maintain some positions. To close the race, he placed 11th, outside the points zone. Great race for Kimi that showed that he can keep racing in Formula 1.