Raikkonen beats Schumacher record

Mon, 1 July 2013, 11:26

Kimi Raikkonen set a new record of number of Grand Prix’s with points in a row. Until yesterday`s race, Finn was sharing this record with Michael Schumacher, now he is a lonely leader.

Lotus` driver scored points in 25 consecutive races which breaks Michael Schumacher record established between Hungarian Grand Prix in 2001 and Malaysian Grand Prix in 2003. In that time Schumacher won 14 races and scored 21 podiums. His worst position was 6th place in Malaysia 2003.

Raikkonen started his series with a 2nd place in Bahrain in 2012. Finn during that 25 races won in Abu Dhabi in 2012 and Australia 2013 and 11 times was on podium. Since his return to F1 in 2012, he didn`t score points only once – in China 2012.

However, it’s good to know, that Schumacher`s record (24 consecutive finishes in points) have been set when only 8- drivers was scoring points on the finish. Raikkonen in his last 26 races was 4 times on 9th or 10th place.

In addition, Raikkonen was on finish in his last 36 races in Formula 1 (including 8 finishes in 2009 with Ferrari).

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