Kimi scores points in Rally Germany, wins final stage


Kimi Raikkonen may not be coming back to Formula 1, but he is showing signs that an ongoing career in WRC could be fruitful.

He might want Sebastien Loeb to quit, though. The multi-time champ captured Rally Germany this weekend and is beginning to run away with the championship.

From the WRC site:

Loeb, the defending and six-time World Champion, led the rally from beginning to end and finished 51.3sec ahead of his team-mate Dani Sordo who was second in another C4 WRC.

Citroen Junior team driver Sebastien Ogier finished third, 1min 22sec behind Sordo, to complete a clean sweep of the podium for the French manufacturer.

Ford works team driver Jari-Matti Latvala finished fourth while Citroen privateer Petter Solberg completed the top five places.

Today’s win was the 59th at World Championship level for Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena and gives him a total of 191 points in the drivers’ championship, 58 points clear of his closest rival, Sebastien Ogier.

Raikkonen finished in eighth place, scoring six points. He’d been higher, starting the day in sixth, but made a few errors. He did win the final stage by 1.8 seconds; his winning stage time was 3:13.9. Kimi is 10th in the season standings with 21 points. It was his first finish in the points in three races.

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