F1 » Villeneuve: Raikkonen was a lucky F1 champion


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Raikkonen won several races for McLaren over the years and came close to the championship twice in '03 and '05, missing out primarily because of lacking reliability. Then in 2007 in his first year for Ferrari he won his first race and 5 more races, which was 2 more than either Hamilton or Alonso. Even if you discount Brasil which was a gift from Massa, it's still one more than the Mclaren guys. Pretty much, the McLaren was the (slightly) better car over the season (and would have won the constructor's championship if it weren't for the DQ), but the McLaren drivers squandered their oppertunity, Raikkonen made the best of it and won...so IMO, it's well deserved. In '08 the car seemed to be developed to suit Massa as the year went on and in '09 the car was useless but Raikkonen managed to get another win out of it at Spa.



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