POWER AND PACE IN BAHRAIN
An accident in qualifying might have ruined McLaren Mercedes' weekend, but Kimi Raikkonen pulls out an astonishing performance to finish third in Bahrain, after starting from last place on the grid.
Raikkonen’s rear wishbone fails during Q1 and the Finn is sent bouncing across the track at high speed.
With his right rear wheel tethered but dangling, he calmly brings the car back to the pits.
The qualifying session is red flagged, meaning Raikkonen fails to set a time and starts the race from the back of the grid.
Despite being heavy with fuel, Raikkonen overtakes several drivers on the first corner and is up to 13th place by lap 2, turning a tough race into a showcase for the power and pace of the Mercedes-engined MP4-21.
Raikkonen storms through the field on a one-stop strategy to take an unlikely podium place in a masterclass of achievement in adversity.