2017 H2H (RAI v VET)

Drivers: Räikkönen v Vettel
Team: Ferrari
Races: 20
H2H Winner: Vettel (1/5/0)
Räikkönen Vettel Winner
Points 205 317 Vettel
Race Result 2 14 Vettel
Qualifying 5 15 Vettel
Fastest Lap 9 8 Räikkönen
Laps in Top 10 978 1044 Vettel
Best Result 2nd (x2) 1st (x5) Vettel

H2H Explanatory Notes


The season that almost was for Ferrari. So how did the scarlet marque’s drivers compare? It was a relatively one sided affair but not without exception.

Sebastian Vettel scored 5 race wins for the year compared to Kimi Raikonnen’s 2 second places. This is clearly a significant defeat for the Finn and is obviously reflected in the 112 point gap in the Championship.

Seb’s abilty to pull out a lap in qualifying was also a highlight for the Scuderia in 2017. His 15:5 result was only bettered in team head to heads by Fernando Alonso (16:3) and Felipe Massa (17:2) though the Hulk wiped the floor with Jolyon Palmer 15:0 in their limited race weekends together.

There was however a glitch in the matrix in terms of Vettel’s one lap pace – achieving fastest lap in a race (traditionally a focus for the 4 x Champ). In this factor Raikonnen was the winner (albeit by only one point) outscoring Vettel for Fastest Lap in the 17 races that both drivers finished.

Though a perennial fan favourite it’s hard to see Kimi consistently beating Sebastian in H2H factors in 2018. Even so “the Kimster” will likely be a crucial player in helping Ferrari challenge for a win in both the drivers and constructors championships in 2018.