Team Lotus

Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen
Raikkonen
                        2012    
Since 2010
Won
1
1
Pole
0
0
Podium
6
6
Top 6
14
14
Top 10
19
19
Last update: Brazil

Season analysis after Korea

Raikkonen has generally been having an excellent season although seems to have slightly fallen off the pace in the last few races. During the middle of the season he had some strong podiums and strong top 6 finishes. However, in the last four races he has finished in 5th or 6th position. With the Red Bull looking so strong and with the Lotus looking slightly weaker than usual, race wins are very unlikely. Podiums are also probably unlikely unless he qualifies higher than usual.

Since Raikkonen seems relatively weak at qualifying but the Lotus has perhaps the strongest race pace of any car. This means Raikkonen usually has the best odds after qualifying compared to before qualifying. Raikkonen only twice this season finished below the position he qualified in. Raikkonen is also an extremely consistent driver, having scored points in all but one race and finishing top six in almost three quarters of the races so he is good for low odds betting. Also, the Lotus generally improves once a race reaches half way point so the Lotus one to watch for live betting.

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Season analysis after Hungary

Raikkonen is the big unknown of 2012. Three times this season Raikkonen has been close to victory. A win is likely this season but guessing at which race is difficult. His major problem is qualifying, yet to start a race higher than 5th this season so consider for victory if he qualifies top 3. Otherwise, podiums are safer bets, with his four podium positions equalling Vettel and beating Webber and Button.

Raikkonen is sometimes undervalued by the bookies. His weaker qualifying means he often high odds for podiums or top six positions. However, these are good value for money because the Lotus has probably the best race pace of any car, with Raikkonen only once this season finishing below the position he qualified in. Raikkonen is also an extremely consistent driver, having scored points in all but one race and finishing top six in almost two thirds of the races so he is good for low odds betting. Also, the Lotus generally improves once a race reaches half way point so the Lotus one to watch for live betting.

This update is out of date, see update from Korea above for current update.

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