US GP: The numbers behind Kimi Raikkonen's record-breaking victory
Last Updated: 04/12/18 4:17pm
Kimi Raikkonen ended the longest drought between two race victories in F1 history on Sunday by claiming an epic United States GP.
The 39-year-old expertly held off Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton to seal his first win since rejoining Ferrari in 2014 - and that isn't the only staggering statistic from his triumph.
The numbers behind Raikkonen's win:
- Raikkonen's last F1 victory came at the 2013 Australian GP with Lotus - so he had to wait 2044 days and 113 races for his next win
- That means Raikkonen now holds the record for the longest gap between successive wins in F1 history; the previous record-holder was Ricardo Patrese (99 races)
- Raikkonen's last Ferrari win was all the way back at the 2009 Belgian GP; 3,339 days and 140 races ago!
- Kimi's US GP victory came on the anniversary of his 2007 F1 world championship triumph with the Scuderia
- Raikkonen is the oldest driver to win a race since Nigel Mansell, who was 41 years old when he claimed the 1994 Australian GP
- Raikkonen became the 7th youngest F1 race-winner in 2003, and he is now the 13th oldest race-winner
- It is the first time since the Spanish GP in 2013 that neither the German nor the Austrian national anthem was played on the podium
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