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Bring Back V10s: Raikkonen’s most remarkable F1 victory

by Matt Beer
1 min read

Kimi Raikkonen’s stunning victory in the 2005 Japanese Grand Prix is the focus of the latest episode of our Bring Back V10s classic F1 podcast.

Former McLaren mechanic Marc Priestley – who was part of Raikkonen’s crew – and Mark Hughes join host Glenn Freeman to share their first-hand memories of a famous and eventful race, which featured a mixed-up grid due to bad weather in qualifying.

As well as revisiting Raikkonen’s charge through the field, and why Fernando Alonso’s equally-brilliant drive went unrewarded, we also revisit some of the other stories from the race and around F1 itself during that time.

There’s insight on the chance meeting that led to the formation of Super Aguri for 2006, what was going on behind the scenes as rumours of Raikkonen signing for Ferrari gathered pace, and the decision Toyota took late in 2005 that derailed its progress for the following season.

Mar 11 : S3 E10: F1's action-packed 2005 Japanese GP

To find the show on your favourite podcast platform, search for ‘Bring Back V10s – Classic F1 stories’.

– Listen via Apple Podcasts

– Listen via Spotify

This episode is brought to you by F1 Experiences, the Official Experience, Hospitality and Travel Programme of Formula 1. To find out more and to book your own F1 Experience, visit F1experiences.com

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