Kimi Raikkonen F1: List of F1 Drivers with the most distance covered in races, after the Finn broke the record today at Barcelona.
Kimi Raikkonen, better known as the “Ice Man” is a legend of Formula 1 racing. He is currently in his 18th season in the sport, racing for Alfa Romeo. Apart from the Italian team, Kimi Raikkonen has raced for Red Bull Sauber Petronas, McLaren Mercedes, Scudeeia Ferrari and Lotus.
Raikkonen won the F1 2007 season with Ferrari, his only title of an otherwise illustrious career. He went on to return to Ferrari in 2014, after racing for them in 2009. He took a sabbatical from F1 in 2010-2011, racing in NASCAR and the World Rally Championship.
It is expected that Kimi Raikkonen will retire from Formula 1 at the end of the season. If he does, the only person who could realistically beat his record of most distance is Fernando Alonso. Kimi, incidentally, broke Fernando Alonso’s record after crossing the 37th lap of today’s Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona.
As Kimi Raikkonen crosses Lap 37 of #SpanishGP, a small mention in the history books for the iceman.
He will cross @alo_oficial as the most distance covered by any F1 driver of all time. Cheers to the Finn 🦸♂️@aniketmishra299 @adiljal @Pratik2912 @Durgeshdesai91 #Kimi #WTF1 pic.twitter.com/RcKMvMu01U
— Niladri Chakraborty (@niladri605) August 16, 2020
Fernando Alonso, a former Ferrari driver himself, is making a return to Formula 1 next season, with Renault. If Kimi decides to stay next season, and Alfa Romeo retain him, then it could be quite a cat-and-mouse game between the two legends for this record.
Which Driver has the most distance covered in F1
|4||Jenson Button||United Kingdom||80,863|
Kimi Raikkonen, after the 2020 Spanish Grand Prix, has raced a distance of 83,295 kms in Formula 1. That puts him ahead of Alonso by 29 kms, who has covered 83, 266 kms. Fernando Alonso is a two-time world champion with Renault.
Next driver on the list is someone who has the most impressive F1 records. Michael Schumacher, arguably the greatest of all-time, has the record of most Championship wins with seven, and also the record of most wins. Schumacher won two titles with Benetton and five with Ferrari. Lewis Hamilton is vying to equal Schumacher by winning his 7th title this season.
Former Brawn GP teammates Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello make up the Top 5, with 80,863 and 80,607 kms respectively. Button has a world title with Brawn GP in the team’s only season in F1, while Barichello is one of the greatest F1 drivers to never win a World Championship.