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Kimi Raikkonen

A deserving champion

Kimi Raikkonen
Born: 17/10/79
Nationality: Finnish
First GP: Australia 2001
Wins: 17
Titles: 1
2007 position: 1st
Previous teams: Sauber, McLaren

Kimi Raikkonen is the world title favourite this year, but it is less locked-on than it perhaps should be.

Raikkonen's 2008 has been a mirror of his start to 2007 - he has been a bit up and down, and team-mate Felipe Massa has often been at least as quick.

The super-quick Finn is, though, in a better position than he was this time last year.

And as he often comes on strong in the second half of the year, it is hard to see anyone ultimately beating him.


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