Stats: Kimi among great comeback winners

Stats: Kimi among great comeback winners

Only twice in a decade has a driver won from as low down the grid as Kimi Raikkonen in Melbourne with no safety cars to help. Michele Merlino brings this nugget and all the other intriguing Australian GP stats

Kimi Raikkonen's win from seventh on the grid in the Australian Grand Prix is the best comeback victory since Fernando Alonso won from 11th in Valencia last year, although that race was influenced by a safety-car intervention.

To find another race without a safety car in which the winner started seventh or lower, we have to go back 10 years, to the 2003 United States Grand Prix, when Michael Schumacher won from seventh, in mixed weather conditions.

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