Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Raikkonen is surprise winner at Austin

Kimi Raikkonen's second stint with Ferrari has been long on frustration and short on victories.

That finally changed Sunday at the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, where the Finnish driver earned his first win in five years, while a good enough day from Ferrari and a late block from Red Bull's Max Verstappen denied Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton a fifth career Formula One championship.

A former world champion with Ferrari, Raikkonen hadn't won after his return to the team in 2014, while teammate Sebastian Vettel fought Hamilton for the championship the last two seasons.

Raikkonen's most recent win had been with Lotus at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in 2013. He'd driven his Ferrari to three second-place finishes this season. …

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