Kimi Raikkonen and Lotus Take First F1 Of The Season

Kimi Raikkonen

The driver that ended up in the number one spot for the first Formula One Race of the year was Kimi Raikkonen, taking a surprise win for Lotus in Sunday's race, which began the brand new season of Formula One racing. That was on Sunday, the 17th of March. The race was expected to end with Red Bull Renault at the front of the race, with Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber at the front of the pack when qualifying was over and one with, but Mark Webber ended up drifting to the 7th spot almost immediately.

Sebastian Vettel led for a while but had to change tires on lap seven. After lap nine, when Kimi Raikkonen changed his tires, it was Lewis Hamilton who took the lead in the race, holding onto it until lap number 12, where Nico Rosberg ended up at the front, followed by Adrian Sutil for Force India. After the 23rd lap, Kimi Raikkonen took over the lead and he kept it until the 24th lap, losing his lead to Alonso and Vettel. On the 43rd lap it was all over when Kimi Raikkonen once again took over the lead and eventually won the race.

Tags: Formula One Race, Kimi Raikkonen, Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Adrian Sutil
Posted: 18th March 2013

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