Kimi at Enstone

As is to be expected of a former Formula 1 World Champion, Kimi Räikkönen is a man very much in demand. With engineers’ briefings, fitness training and a host of media requests to juggle – let alone the commitments of a race weekend – spare time is a rare pleasure.

With that in mind, it came as somewhat of a surprise for the Lotus F1 Team crew back at Enstone when the Finn came strolling into the factory at lunch time today ; less than twenty four hours since the chequered flag had dropped at Silverstone the day before.

Taking in a tour of the entire facility, Kimi made time to chat with anyone and everyone who crossed his path ; posing for pictures, signing autographs and even fitting in a quick game of darts! [Source]

Some Facts After The 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix

☛ 862nd Formula 1 Grand Prix
☛ 22th victory for Sebastian Vettel
☛ 31th pole position for Sebastian Vettel
☛ 4th Hat trick for Sebastian Vettel
☛ 10th fastest lap for Sebastian Vettel
☛ 1st podium for Romain Grosjean
☛ 1st lead lap for Paul Di Resta
☛ 28th win for Red Bull Racing
☛ 39th pole position for Red Bull as constructor
☛ 143rd win for Renault Engine
☛ 194th pole position for Renault as engine builder


Sebastian Vettel wins the Bahrain Grand Prix!

1 S. Vettel Red Bull Racing 3
2 K. Räikkönen Lotus + 3,3 3
3 R. Grosjean Lotus + 10,1 3
4 M. Webber Red Bull Racing + 38,7 3
5 N. Rosberg Mercedes AMG + 55,4 3
6 P. di Resta Force India + 57,5 2
7 F. Alonso Ferrari + 57,8 3
8 L. Hamilton McLaren + 58,9 3
9 F. Massa Ferrari + 64,9 3
10 M. Schumacher Mercedes AMG + 71,4 3
11 S. Perez Sauber + 72,7 3
12 N. Hülkenberg Force India + 76,5 3
13 K. Kobayashi Sauber + 90,3 3
14 J. Vergne Scud. Toro Rosso + 93,7 3
15 D. Ricciardo Scud. Toro Rosso + 1L 3
16 V. Petrov Caterham + 1L 3
17 H. Kovalainen Caterham + 1L 4
19 T. Glock Marussia + 2L 3
20 P. de la Rosa Hispania Racing + 2L 3
21 N. Karthikeyan Hispania Racing + 2L 4


?? C. Pic Marussia Defekt
26 B. Senna Williams Defekt
27 P. Maldonado Williams Defekt
56 J. Button McLaren Defekt

Drama in Malaysia!

Lotus-Renault were forced to abandon ship this morning, when a fire ripped through their paddock hospitality unit. It was started at 0330 by a malfunctioning fridge and it wasn’t brought under control before it had destroyed everything in its path: clothing, catering equipment and even one of Kimi Raikkonen’s helmets. No-one was injured in the blaze, but what really hurt was the knowledge that the team had asked someone from the circuit to check the fridge earlier in the day because it had repeatedly tripped their fuse box…