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Midseason Report: Grading Kimi Raikkonen

With 10 races gone and nine remaining in the 2013 season, Kimi Raikkonen is Sebastian Vettel’s closest challenger, albeit a seemingly vast 38 points behind. Whilst I must confess that I didn't expect Kimi to be in the top two at this stage of the season and would be surprised if he remains ahead of either Fernando Alonso or Lewis Hamilton by the season’s end, I’m pleased that he is. Raikkonen is a welcome breath of fresh air to a sport seemingly overpopulated by PR-manufactured robots. The Finn is different. He’s nicknamed the "Ice Man" because of his chilled persona and relaxed attitude that has seen him asleep in the garage only minutes before the start of a race. He also isn't afraid to say what he thinks from his...

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