It is quite possible we are more excited about this than Raikkonen himself is, but having the joint-most starts in F1 history is a mightily impressive feat.
Starting out at Sauber in 2001 and competing in 17 grands prix, Raikkonen moved to McLaren in his sophomore season, representing the British team on 87 occasions - winning 9 races - until the end of '06.
Almost half of the Finn's starts in F1 have come during his two stints with Ferrari. Raikkonen drove a total of 151 races for the Scuderia between '07 and '18, in which he managed 10 wins and, most famously, the ''07 world championship.
Incidentally, Raikkonen remains the most recent drivers' world champion for the team.
After his two-year sabbatical in '10 and '11, the Ice Man suited up for Lotus for two seasons and 37 races, winning twice. He has driven for his current employer Alfa Romeo for a total of 31 times.
Besides most starts, Raikkonen also holds the record for most grand prix finishes, a record he has held since the Hungarian Grand Prix. The 2007 world champion now has 253 race finishes, eight more than second-placed Fernando Alonso at 245.
Vettel passes another milestone in Russia
In the midst of a very difficult season, Sebastian Vettel has passed yet another milestone in F1 by starting his 250th grand prix.
Vettel is the 10th driver in F1 history to pass this milestone and the third on the current grid after Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton.
While it might get lost in the midst of Hamilton's dominance in the turbo-hybrid era, Vettel is one of the most decorated drivers in F1 history. He has the third-most wins in the sport and the joint fourth-most championships, for example.
The first of his 250 races was for BMW Sauber the '07 United States Grand Prix, his only race for the team before joining Toro Rosso for the back-end of the year. 25 races later, including his famous maiden victory in Monza, he moved to Red Bull for '09.
He represented Red Bull 113 times, winning 38 races and four consecutive titles before joining Ferrari in '15. He has 111 starts and 14 wins for the Scuderia. Vettel will join Aston Martin for the '21 season.
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