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5 things that were different the last time Kimi Raikkonen won a race

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Kimi Raikkonen's victory at the U.S. GP finally broke a five year-long winless drought and has quietened many critics of The Iceman. The Finn beat Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton to the top spot, to take his first win since the Australian Grand Prix in 2013.

Kimi proved that he still has all the appropriate minerals to win - it was a pretty poignant moment for Ferrari's last world champion, who has effectively been forced out of the team to be replaced by Charles Leclerc.

The old man still has life in him yet, despite not having won a race in 113 attempts. A lot's changed since then, so here are five things which were different the last time Kimi Raikkonen stood on the top step of a Formula 1 podium:

LANCE STROLL WAS STILL IN KARTING

Although he did move into single seaters by the end of 2013, at the time of Kimi's win, Lance Stroll was still pedalling go-karts. Based on his performance on Sunday, he may need to go back there to be honest...

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE WAS UK NUMBER 1

If you were a Kimi and JT fan on 17th March 2013, then it was happy days.

NICO ROSBERG HAD ONLY ONE RACE WIN

Now a world champion, Rosberg had only one victory to his name from the Chinese GP in 2012. When Kimi won in Melbourne, Rosberg had completed his first race with his new teammate, Lewis Hamilton. Wonder how that all worked out.

F1 ENGINES WERE LOUD

Formula 1 cars still had soul-disturbing V8 engines in the back of them, and it was glorious. Also worth noting that Kimi is only the seventh winner of the hybrid era.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WAS HOSTING A REALITY SHOW

I mean, not much to say here. 2013 was a simpler time.

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Comments (6)
  • You got me crying at 'F1 engines were loud'.

    1 month ago
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  • 'The NYOMMM guy' :)

    1 month ago
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    • Still haven’t worked out whether that was on purpose, or someone was just stood next to an on track mic

      1 month ago
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    • Its sad that he was in this race. I think he took too much of the spotlight from raikkonen

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