Formula One 2012: the highlights
Come with us on a journey through one of the best F1 seasons in living memory…
Posted: 29 Nov 2012
Kimi wins in Abu Dhabi (despite his engineer)
It's testament to just how left field in F1 terms is the personality of Kimi Raikkonen that his victory in Abu Dhabi, en route to third in the driver's championship, will be better remembered for him dissing his engineer on the radio than for a solid drive in a bonkers race.
Kimi's still got it, even after a two year break not really getting to grips with world championship rallying. Has he been as exciting as we recall, in a car that showed itself from the start to be on the pace? We're not so sure. His strategy and racecraft are possibly a little rusty, and mistakes in Bahrain and China cost him points, but the speed is still there alright. It's the edge on the track we'd still like to see. It's impossible not to compare Kimi's comeback with that of Schumacher and sadly, the German doesn't come out well.