Raikkonen returned to Formula One in 2012 after brief forays into other forms of racing. it didn't take the Lotus driver long to get back into top form. The Finland native won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in March.
Soak it in!
The Formula One Series has already seen some exciting racing this season. In the opening races, an old-timer returned to the winner's podium while a three-time champion also took a win. Which Formula One drivers are hoisting trophies this season? Take a look and see.
Sebastian Vettel, 11 wins
The three-time defending series champ didn't waste any time making his mark on the 2013 season. Although there was controversy surrounding his opening win after he defied team orders and passed teammate Mark Webber, Vettel took the victory in the season's second race, the Malaysian Grand Prix. Vettel set the tone for his repeat championship bid with his win in the Bahrain Grand Prix, which extended his points lead. And then he got hot, winning the Canadian Grand Prix, the German Grand Prix, the Belgian Grand Prix, the Italian Grand Prix, the Singapore Grand Prix and the Korean Grand Prix. He made it five wins in a row in taking the Japanese Grand Prix victory on Oct. 13. He then clinched the championship on Oct. 27 with the victory in the Indian Grand Prix, then turned in a commanding performance in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to earn his 11th win of the year.
Fernando Alonso, two wins
Ferrari's Alonso joined the list of winners early in the season. Alonso earned his first victory of the year in the Chinese Grand Prix. He followed that up and remained in championship contention with the win in the Spanish Grand Prix in May.
Nico Rosberg, two wins
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg is enjoying quiet a breakout season. And he's doing it in prominent fashion. Roseberg opened his year with the win in the Monaco Grand Prix. He then followed that with the victory in the prestigious British Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton, one win
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the pole position, then won the race, in the Hungarian Grand Prix.