'Iceman' Kimi Raikkonen to feel the heat in Malaysia

Three championships in three years have already placed Red Bull's German pilot Vettel, 25, among the sport's greats, but the return of the party-loving Raikkonen, world champion with Ferrari in 2007, has proved invigorating.

updated: March 21, 2013 15:36 IST
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Kuala Lumpur: Kimi Raikkonen ignited the Formula One season with a stunning win in Australia but the "Iceman" will feel heat from his rivals this weekend at the notoriously demanding Malaysian Grand Prix.

Masterful tyre-management in a surprisingly quick Lotus put the colourful Finn top of the podium in Melbourne, with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso second and Sebastian Vettel, gunning for his fourth straight world title, third.

"Finntastic" trumpeted Australian press, and "Finn puts party back into Formula 1", as media welcomed a challenge to the accepted order at the start of the new season.

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